Officials from the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) have issued an official statement in support of a reduction in new transportation fares.
General Secretary of the GPRTU Godfred Abulbire stated on Wednesday that the Union will not rush into a reduction until all the components that contribute to the increase in transport fares are reduced, reported by citinewsroom
He also stated in the report that the Union will monitor the recent downturn in fuel prices and the appreciation of the cedi to ensure that the trend continues before deciding on the margin of reduction.
However, in announcing the reduction in new transportation fares, GPRTU General Secretary Godfred Abulbire issued a statement imploring new fares due to current fuel prices to resolve the existing transportation fares.
The union also stated that the new fares, that will take effect on Monday, December 19th, will be 15.3% lower and will apply to Shared Taxi, Intra-City (Trot-Tro), Intercity (Long Distance), and Haulage transportation.
The Union also warned all Commercial Transport Operators to comply with the new fares and post them at their loading terminals in a statement issued on Friday, December 16, 2022.
Below is the statement released by GPRTU officials over reduction in transportation fares