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Don’t increase Fares – GPRTU Tells Drivers

The Ghana Private Roads Transport Union (GPRTU) has directed its members not to increase transport fares, despite the recent increase in fuel prices.

GPRTU in a press release on Friday said, “Transport operators after a meeting with stakeholders in the transport sector on September 22, have agreed that there should be no increase in transport fares as a result of the recent increase in fuel prices.”

“We as transport operators, have monitored the increases and decreases in the prices of fuel from April 2017, when we had the recent transport fare increase to date.

“We have noted that the Net Position does not create a significant increase to warrant an increase in transport fares,” it added.

The Union entreated all transport operators to comply with its directive.

Prices of fuel have gone up with Diesel being sold at GH¢4.29 per litre, and Petrol being sold at GH¢ 4.23 as at last week.

The increase has been attributed to the marginal depreciation of the cedi, as well as increased global crude oil prices due to the recent floods in the US which affected production at major oil companies.

Source: Cephas Larbi

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