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Don’t Blame Us for Lorry Fare Increase – GPRTU

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INCREASING PRICES in vehicle spare parts in the country lately is among the reasons behind the recent hike in lorry fares across the country.

This was disclosed by the Ghana Private Roads and Transport Union (GPRTU), a major stakeholder that worked to get the price in lorry fares increased, after it had allegedly complained that prices in spare parts was too expensive in the country.

Mr. Kwame Kumah, GPRTU National Chairman, however said his outfit has no delight in increasing lorry fares.

“We did not call for increase in lorry fares just because of high petrol prices. Other factors like spare parts prices also influenced our decision”.

Mr. Kumah, who was speaking on radio, said his members were suffering and that was why they called for an increase in lorry fares to save their businesses.

He said the GPRTU originally wanted a 15 percent increment but government only sanctioned 10 percent after discussions with the union.

By: Afia Sarpong Amankwa

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