The Ghana Private Roads Transport Union (GPRTU) has assured that coming Monday, transportation fares would be raised nationwide.
This according to them is because of the increase in the fuel purchased. Within this year, there have been an increase in fuel prices for more than 6 times. This has resulted in the increase in price of transportation and a whole of other commodities that are being transported nationwide by vehicles.
This was made known in an interview conducted by the Media General's 3FM today while the Industrial Relations Officer of the Accra Branch, Mr. Abass Imoro was speaking with Alfred Ocansay this morning.
According to the leadership of the GPRTU, they intended to round up a new percentage of price increase in December this year since it is a period for people to be traveling that would also lead into the new year, 2022 but, the current fluctuation of prices has led them to effect the change with immediate effect.
Though they have not been clear with the margin of increase because they say that based on how it Oil Marketing Companies and other agencies keep increasing their prices, they can increase it by another percentage even tomorrow. So, they are telling their respective customers and the nation at large to prepare for the increase and bare with with.
The recent increase in fuel prices across the country has compelled the minority in Parliament to mount pressure on government to put a stop at this action since it is not helping the citizens. They say it is causing unnecessary pressure to be mounted on the finances of the people.
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