GPRTU Suspends 10% Increase In Transport Fares
The leadership of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) in Accra has called off the anticipated ten percent increase in transport fares by some driver unions.
The increment was set to take effect from Monday, February 22, 2021.
The Concern Drivers Association had complained that the increment had become necessary, due to high import duties and increment in tariffs at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority, which they indicated was having a negative effect on their businesses.
Irrespective of their plight, the says it will work with the union, to ensure that proper procedures are followed, before a possible increment is effected.
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The union said increasing transport fares by 10% will worsen the plight of the ordinary Ghanaian, adding that the timing for the increment is not appropriate, especially in the midst of increased COVID-19 cases, hence the suspension.