GPRTU tells drivers not to decrease transport fares

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has told its members not to reduce their transport fares as was announced by the government.

This is as a result of the refusal of some drivers to bring down their fares.

The GPRTU has therefore appealed to the general public to continue paying the existing fares until the leadership of the various transport unions convene to determine the way forward.

The reduction in fares, which was set to take effect on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, brought about a sigh of relief among users of public transport.

The reduction of transport fares for commuters was announced following the consistent marginal reductions in the price of fuel for months.

But in a Citi News report, some drivers have chosen not to comply with the directive.

The Industrial Relations Officer of the GPRTU,  Abass Imoro, who reacted to the development said there was the need to hold on onto the new fares.

“There was a problem which came out with the reduction of 10%, so we said there should be cease-fire. We are pleading with the general public to continue with the old fares till our leadership meets on Monday to look at the way forward, ” he told Citi FM in an interview.



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