Ignore 20% Increment In Transport Fares – GPRTU

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Ignore 20% Increment In Transport Fares – GPRTU

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), is asking commuters to disregard the 20 percent increment in transport fares announced by other private transport unions.

The proposed increment according to the unions had become necessary in view of the taxes imposed on fuel announced by the government in the 2021 Budget, and subsequently approved by Parliament.

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The unions include the Ghana Committed Drivers Association, International Drivers Road Transport Union, Truth Drivers Union, Concerned Drivers Association as well as other unions and associations.

According to information gathered by Tapnewsgh, the increment expected to have commenced yesterday, is yet to take effect at some transport terminals.

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Speaking in an interview monitored by Tapnewsgh, the General Secretary of GPRTU, Godfred Abulbire, described the increment as unfair to commuters.

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“When we are even given the freehand by the government to adjust the fares the way we want, you think the GPRTU will increase it by beyond 20 percent? If you go by more than 30 percent, you are virtually killing your business because the effect actually goes to the customers who put us in business. So we are mindful of that.”

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“Those who have planned to increase the fares are on the minute side, but GPRTU and GRCC cut across the whole country and the mother body that hosts all other transport unions. So we ask our customers and the general public to ignore the publication because it does reflect the true decision of what GPRTU is negotiating with the government”, he admonished.

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