Transport fares to go up on Wednesday

The Industrial Relations Officer for the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTTU) in the Greater Accra region, Alhaji Abass Imoro, has asked the public to expect an increment in transport fares on Wednesday May 5. He told Alfred Ocansey on the Sunrise show on 3FM Tuesday May 4 that the decision to increase the fares is as a result of the increment in fuel prices. He said this is the only way to ensure that transport operators survive. Fuel prices have gone up by some 4.4%. Alhaji Imoro said “After the budget we started planning also the way to go about it and now they have come up with the petrol, we are waiting for the road toll. It is also on the way coming. “Definitely tomorrow, if God permit our leadership will come up with very reasonable percentage [transport fares] as to how to move forward. “Most of the time it is very difficult, it is very painful but without that we cannot survive. Look at the surrounding counties around us, is that the way they have been increasing their fuel products? The answer is no.” By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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