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GPRTU and GRTCC Advise Commuters Against Paying New Transport Fares

The Ghana Private Roads and Transport Union (GPRTU) and the Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GRTCC) have cautioned commuters not to adhere to any proposed new transport fares that have yet to receive official approval.

This announcement follows a declaration by the Transport Operators Union and the Concerned Drivers Association of Ghana, stating a 30 percent increase in transport fares effective April 13, 2024.

In a joint press release, the GPRTU and the GRTCC explained that the decision to raise fares stemmed from the government’s failure to address their grievances.

However, they emphasized that any fare hike outside the parameters set by the Administrative Instrument governing the review of public transport fares in the country is considered illegal and should be ignored.

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Both organizations reiterated their commitment to engaging with stakeholders and the Ministry of Transport to thoroughly assess the various cost components and reach a mutually agreeable resolution on the matter.

“We are by this statement, urging the Regional Administrations, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies and the Station Welfare committees to ensure compliance to the existing fares as no such decision has been taken regarding any fare increment.

“We also want to urge all drivers to abide by this directive and have confidence in the leadership. We will continue to push for the welfare of transport operators.”

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