Continue paying existing transport fares for now – GPRTU pleads with public

After news about the 10% reduction in transport fares broke, commuters were anticipating a reflection on the ground but their joy was shattered.

This comes after the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) appealed to the general public to continue paying the existing fares until the leadership of the various transport unions convene to take a decision.

The new rates were supposed to take effect on Wednesday, May 17, 2023. However, many drivers are yet to comply.

The announcement came as a result of consistent marginal reductions in the price of fuel, providing an opportunity for operators to pass on some savings to commuters to give some financial relief.

In reaction to the development, the Industrial Relations Officer of the GPRTU, Abass Imoro said, “There was a problem which came out with the reduction of 10%, so we said there should be a cease-fire.

He told in a Citi FM that “We are pleading with the general public to continue with the old fares till our leadership meets on Monday to look at the way forward.”

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