Don’t pay new transport fares – GPRTU, GRTCC to commuters

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The leadership of Ghana’s Road Transport Operators has advised commuters against paying any additional transport fares beyond the existing rates, as the purported increase in fares by some commercial transport drivers is deemed illegal.

In a joint statement dated April 11, 2024, released by the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) of TUC and the Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GRTCC), it was revealed that discussions with stakeholders on transport fares are ongoing following the recent rise in fuel prices and other operational costs.

“It has come to our attention that some sections of drivers have arbitrarily increased transport fares in contravention of the Administrative Instrument on the review of public transport fares in the country. This action is illegal and must be stopped immediately if this is true.”

“As leadership, we have followed with keen interest, the recent adjustment in the fuel prices and other related operational cost. We are currently engaging stakeholders to give consideration to the various cost component and agree on the way forward. “

Information on any form of fare increase on transport would be divulged by the association, the statement also remarked.

“Once consensus is reached the general public will be duly informed therefore any increase outside the Administrative Instrument, should be disregarded and treated with contempt. We therefore urge commuters not to pay any fare outside the existing fares.”

It stated further that, all drivers to abide by this directive and have confidence in the leadership and they will continue to push for the welfare of transport operators.

Below is the statement from the associations.

Story by: Dei Josephine Nana Efua |

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