Source: adomonline - The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) is set to release new transport fares to be charged by drivers at various terminals across the country.
Checks by Adomonline.com indicate fares might go up as much as 40%.
The increment in fares is as a result of the 4 percent increment in petroleum prices, coming a few weeks after a 9 percent increment in fuel prices. Officials of the transport unions did not increase fares at the time.
Government officials say the price hikes have been influenced by the rising prices of petroleum products on the world market and the depreciation in value of the local currency, the cedi, as well as forming part of the petroleum deregulation programme.
Speaking on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem on Wednesday, the General Secretary of GPRTU, Stephen Okudjeto said his outfit will meet with the Transport minister and decide on the way forward.
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