Transport fares to go up by 30% on Friday

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has revealed its plans to increase transport fares by 30 percent.

The increment will take effect from Friday, May 13.

According to the Union, the increment is due to the hike in fuel prices in the country.

Industrial Relations Officer for GPRTU, Abass Imoro, said:

“We have been forced to make a decision. We were thinking of being sympathetic. We never wanted to take this decision, but government has not cooperated with us.

“Fuel prices keep shooting up, we wrote to the Transport Minister about our plans to increase transport fares, but we received no feedback. We are thus going to take a decision that will help us as well. We will announce the new prices by next Friday.”

Transport fares increased by 15 per cent in February 2022, when fuel prices averaged GH¢6.4 per litre.