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We Have Not Increased Spare Parts Prices – Dealers

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Dealers of second-hand spare parts have debunked claims made by the Ghana Private Road and Transport Union (GPRTU) that there has been an increase in prices of spare parts in the country.

The GPRTU recently hinted of a possible increase in transport fares, and indicated that the increment has become necessary following the high cost of vehicle spare parts on the market.

However, the Chairman of Second-hand Spare Parts Dealers Association, Mr. Ampadu Siaw, in an interview yesterday on Accra FM said there has not been an increment in prices since last year.

According to him, the GPRTU wants to use them as an avenue to extort money from Ghanaians.

“If they have an agenda to pursue, they should go ahead and pursue. They should not use us as an excuse to extort money from Ghanaians”, he stressed.

He threatened that the association will soon announce to the public prices of spare parts for Ghanaians to know the truth.

“We will list common items that the GPRTU buy from us for Ghanaians to know that we have not increased prices of spare parts for the past one and a half years”

Meanwhile the GPRTU claims prices of tyres and the rings they buy in overhauling their vehicles have gone up.

According to them they have no choice than to increase the fares to mitigate the impact.

The Chairman therefore challenged the GPRTU to come out with figures of spare parts they claim has been increased.

By: Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum/ thePublisher

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