GPRTU, Private Transport Operators to increase fares

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) and members of the Private Transport Operators have announced to the general public that there will be an increment in transport fares next week.

This is due to the current economic situation they said they find ourselves in the country, a statement they issued on Tuesday, July 12 said.

They also said prices of petroleum and spare parts keep increasing day in and out coupled with other nuisance taxes.

“We wish to announce to the general public that there will an increment of transport in the coming week. This is due to the current economic situation we find ourselves as a country. Prices of petroleum and spare parts keep increasing day in and out coupled with other nuisance taxes.

“We are urging the general public to cooperate with us when they witness an increment on fares as been discussed with relevant stakeholders.

“We also cautioning the government not to start the tollbooth operations again as been hinted by our inside source. We will resist any attempt by the government to initiate the tollbooth operation .

“We are calling on all drivers to be vigilant when driving and also deal manage their stress well to help decrease the fatal accident on our roads,” the statement said.