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GPRTU to increase transport fares again

The Ghana Private Roads Transport Union (GPRTU) has announced that transportation fares will be raised.

According to the Union, the decision has become unavoidable as a result of a succession of pump price increases.

Last month, transportation fares increased, causing inflation to climb again.

Meanwhile, gasoline prices will rise again on Thursday.

GPRTU to increase transport fares again

As a result, the GPRTU advises Ghanaians to prepare for an impending increase in transportation fares.

Abass Imoro, the Union’s Spokesperson, told JoyNews that the GPRTU has started a public awareness campaign to prepare the public for the rise.

“We want to prepare their minds, and if nothing is done, we won’t be able to keep the price stable, and when it reaches the 10% barrier, we’ll make another upward adjustment.”
“We won’t have it easy if we don’t do this,” he told host Evans Mensah.

This will be the third such increase this year.

Following the increase in fuel prices, the Union, which includes commercial and private drivers as well as other stakeholders, has asked the government to remove some fuel taxes to help consumers.

President Nana Akufo-Addo, on the other hand, claims that eliminating these levies will result in the government losing $4 billion in revenue.

“Can we afford to lower tax collections by four billion cedis at a time when we are determined to enhance government revenues in order to increase our capacity to support our own development?” On May 1, he posed a question to supporters of the tax repeal.

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