Transport Fares To Be Increased Again – GPRTU

 The Ghana Private Streets Transport Association (GPRTU) has implied that it will before long convey an augmentation in transportation passages.

As per the GPRTU authority, the new passages is because of the ceaseless expansion in fuel costs.

The association says the constant ascent in the cost of oil based commodities is depleting the funds of business vehicle proprietors.

The cost of petroleum per liter has gotten GH¢11 and diesel sells for over GH¢14 per liter at most siphons.

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In a Citi News interview, Head of Correspondences at GPRTU, Abbas Moro focused on that individuals from the association are pushing for an expansion in transport tolls.

"We have sharpened the overall population that at whatever point the costs of fuel go up 10% over the current cost, naturally we should increment charges. There are such countless things to pay special attention to including what is going on," he said.

Adding that "So for where we are going towards, we can't continue to forfeit - most certainly when our administration meets something positive should emerge."

Transport admissions went up by 20% in May.

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As of May 9, 2022, when the new tolls produced results, petroleum and diesel were selling at a public normal of GH¢9.41 and GH¢11.12, individually.

In February this year, there was a fifteen percent transport tolls increase.

The Ghana Street Transport Planning Committee (GRTCC) said the addition was in accordance with the managerial course of action on open vehicle tolls and in light of the predicament of drivers, workers and the overall population.

Addressing JoyNews, General Secretary of the Gathering, Emmanuel Ohene Yeboah, said regardless of the public clamor over the change, their choice continues as before.

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"It's appalling we have certain individuals circumventing via virtual entertainment and public media saying they won't go by that and won't conform to our rate increment however I figure it will be very unreasonable and amateurish to do that… as we demonstrated prior on, the 15% increment in transport charges stays unaltered," he said.

He added that change has been met with a few grievances from the public who are as of now oppressed over the financial difficulty in the country.


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