GPRTU to meet with Transport Ministry today on proposed 20% fee hike

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) is to meet with the Transport Ministry today, April 10, 2024, to examine ideas for a likely hike in transport charges on Saturday, April 13, 2024.

The proposed fare increase is in reaction to increased gasoline prices, according to the Concerned Drivers Association and the Transport Operators of Ghana. The unions announced plans to hike fares to counter rising costs.

In an interview with Citi News, David Agboado, Public Relations Officer for the Concerned Drivers Association of Ghana, said that the organization is sticking to its suggestion for a 20% fare increase as the GPRTU talks with the government.

GPRTU to meet with Transport Ministry today on proposed 20% fee hike

“We are meeting with the ministry but it won’t change anything. We will still take the 20%,” Mr Agboado said, adding “This time around, whether the minister says anything or he plays the gimmicks that he keeps playing, the transport fare will be increased. The western region has started it. Parts of even Greater Accra are taking the 20%.

“So it is very welcoming news to the drivers and we have accepted it in good faith and we will take the 20%, whether GPRTU meets with the ministry, we don’t have a problem with it.”

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