The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has debunked claims that transportation fares will go up from Monday, October 25, 2021, but insist there are plans for an increment depending on the government’s intervention.
Leadership of the transport union says it is still in talks with the government to scrap some taxes and levies placed on petroleum products.
Speaking on Citi Eyewitness News, General Secretary for GPRTU, Godfred Abulbira Adogma said the union will increase transportation fares if the government fails to heed their plead.
“We have not said anywhere that lorry fares will be increased on Monday. We have tabled out certain things with the Ministry, but when the discussions fail, we will have no option than to adjust our fares to cushion us from the new prices of fuel.”
“So the issue of a specific date of Monday is something we are all surprised. Government should really look at the fuel taxes and remove them because it is not helping.”