The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has increased transport fares by by 10% this morning depite ealier reports that said the fares were to go up effective September 16 2019.
Explaining the basis for the increment, the Union said the various components that go into the running of commercial transport services have gone up.
“This is to accommodate predominantly an increase in fuel prices,” Kwame Kuma, the National Chairman of GPRTU said in a statement, Tuesday.
For some time now, the Union has called for an increment in their fares as prices of spare parts have gone up.
The increased fares will cover intra-city (trotro), intercity (long-distance ride) and shared taxis.
All members of the Union have been advised to comply with the “new fares and post the fare list at the loading terminals so as to avoid any confrontation with the travelling public.”
The last time fares were increased was in January 2018.