The Ghana Private Roads and Transport Union (GPRTU) has told Ghanaians to expect an increase in transport fares after Wednesday.
According to the Union, it was due to increase fares in the coming days as a result of existing price build-up but those plans had to be put on hold for the new levies slapped on petroleum products to be factored in.
Godfred Abulbire Adogma, the General Secretary of GPRTU, in an interview on Eyewitness News, said a definite decision on the exact percentage at which the transport fares will rise has not yet been taken.
“The price increase is obvious but the percentage that we will be increasing it by is what we are yet to discuss.”
“Even if we are given a freehand to think within our own self and come up with the new fares, we will not make any mistake to go beyond 15% or even 20%.”
Many expect transportation fares to rise immediately after the government’s latest tariffs, which include a 30-pesewa hike on petroleum products, take effect yesterday Saturday, May 1, 2021.
An increase in transport fares is most likely to also affect the general cost of goods and services in the country.
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