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GPRTU to meet Transport Ministry today over proposed 20% fare hike

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) is set to meet with the Transport Ministry today, April 10, 2024, to discuss proposals for a potential increase in transport fares scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2024.

The proposed fare hike comes in response to rising fuel prices, as stated by the Concerned Drivers Association and the Transport Operators of Ghana. The unions announced their intention to raise fares to offset the increased costs.

David Agboado, the Public Relations Officer for the Concerned Drivers Association of Ghana, confirmed in an interview with Newsmen that they are standing firm on their proposal for a 20% fare increment as GPRTU meets with the government. 

“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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