A group calling itself the Concerned Drivers Association wants government to revise upward the rate of increment in transport fares by 30% instead of the announced 10% hike.
A statement by the group on Wednesday said the latest hike in fuel prices is having a toll on their businesses hence the need for government to push up the rate further so as to cushion them.
“Prices of petroleum products have gone high after the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) directed the Oil Marketing Companies to start applying the revised Energy Sector Levies, we can’t afford to work in vain,” the statement said.
The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has announced an increment in transport fares by 10%, effective Monday, September 16, 2019.
The new fares cover intra-city transportation popularly known as as Trotro, intercity or long distance trips and shared taxis, a statement from the Union said.
Explaining the basis for the increment, the union said the various components that go into the running of commercial transport services have gone up.
The last time fares were increased was in January 2018.
Read the Statement below
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CONCERNED DRIVERS ASSOCIATION CALL FOR 30%INCREASE IN TRANSPORT
We the Concerned Drivers Association are calling on the government to increase transport fares by 30% following the recent increase in fuel prices.
The latest hike in fuel prices is having a toll on our income hence the need for government to increase transport fares by 30% with immediate effect.
We are being cheated here, every time prices of fuel go up but transport fares remain the same.
How is the government expecting us to get our money to take care of our families? We want the GPRTU and the government to increase the fares to about 30 percent because currently we the drivers are at a lost.
Prices of petroleum products have gone high after the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) directed the Oil Marketing Companies to start applying the revised Energy Sector Levies, we can’t afford to work in vain.
We the Concerned Drivers Association members can no longer bear the rising cost of fuel and its impact on the transport business hence the decision to pass it on to passengers.
Long live Ghana
Long live the President of Republic
David Agbodo P.R.O
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