During the Joynews interactive session regarding the ongoing Nationwide drivers sit down strike, one trotro driver took to the comment section to register his displeasure. According to him, his colleague drivers pounced on him and his mate and assaulted them for trying to pick passengers from Accra to Kasoa.
The leadership of GPRTU has called for immediate cessation to the ongoing sit down strike by commercial transport operators across the country. This follows a swift intervention by the President of the republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. According to a report by Peace FM, the president has requested for and immediate meeting with the leadership of the drivers union to address their concerns.
Ghana Oil Company popularly known as GOIL has set record as they reduce the price of fuel in all their outlets. Oil prices have been increasing from the start of the year till now. Fuel prices which stands at 6.99ghc per litre has made Ghanaians express so much concern and distress suggesting the government does something about it but it seems the government has turned deaf ears to the cries of Ghanaians.
The leadership of quality bus systems, popularly known as 'ayalolo', dispatched over 110 buses to save the situation today as GPRTU went on a sit down strike to deal with the increasing prices of fuel in the country. Today, 6th December 2021, lots of people commuting to their various places of work got stranded as they struggled to find buses.
The Private Transport Operators who have threatened to embark on a strike action if government fails to reduce fuel prices have been urged to suspend their action. According to Eric Asirifi, National executive member of GPRTU, as soon as the union declared their intention, they met with the Transport Minister and the minister for Energy with other stakeholders and shared their frustrations with them.
The managing editor of the Insight News paper who doubles to be the general Secretary of the socialist movement of Ghana, Mr Kwesi Pratt Jnr has said that the finance minister should be in a state of wondering by now. Reacting to concerns of the public prior to the reading of the 2022 budget statement, the astute journalist said if he was the Hon Ken Ofori Atta, he would be very much worried considering the level of debt Ghana has attained and the expectation from citizens.
On Monday a strike action was undertaken by most of the trotro drivers in the country. This action was undertaken because of the unimaginable increase in the price of fuel in the country every day. This action taken by the drivers caused a lot of problems in the country.
GPRTU Must Have Lawyers To Defend Drivers In Courts- Rev. Dr. Richard Aidoo The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) is undoubtedly the biggest drivers association in Ghana which seeks the welfare of the majority of commercial drivers in the country if not all of them. However the association since its establishment has never had official legal team to deal with legal issues of its members.
The managing editor for insight news paper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr has revealed that there is a problem with 2022 national budget to be read on 17th November, 2021. The veteran journalist has stated that why should government change the date they have planned to read the national budget?
What many saw as a mere confrontation between a hiace bus Driver and his Bus Attendant took a sudden turn when the 24-year-old Bus Attendant to Master Ntifu, called upon Antoa to kill his master if he hasn't offended taken any money. But if he Kwaku Addae had taken something from his master, then the river goddess should murder him instead.
Ghanaians termed the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) as a useless group because they suspended the strike that was scheduled on Monday, December 6, 2021. Check the Ghana Private Road Transport Union’s (GPRTU’s) press release below So in the press release above, the reason why the strike was called off is because the leadership of the union was invited to the presidency.
There has been a lot of reactions following the reading of the budget and the immediate implementation of the decision to scrap road tolls. Hawkers have been crying out, tollbooth workers too saying their source of livelihood had been taken away from them. The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin expressed much rage after realising the damage caused by the roads ministry, saying they acted without consulting the whole house which showed disrespect and at that the reversal of that decision by the roads ministry.
When fuel costs rise, transportation fares rise as well, but commercial drivers have been instructed not to raise their fares this time around as fuel prices go up. The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has advised their drivers not to do so as they want to negotiate with the government about the fuel prices at their scheduled meeting on November 9th, 2021.
The Ghana Private Road Transport Union, GPRTU has just sent information to all members and the general public that the strike which was started this Monday morning has been called off following a request from the president to meet with the transport union to thrash out the differences. The commercial drivers took the decision to boycott their work for today and beyond until their grievances are met with the fuel pricing.
Information reaches your ever-trending Opera News from a source close to the Ghana Private Road And Transport Union (Gprtu) headquarters in Accra has it that the outfit and 15 other driver Unions have withdrawn an intended strike action over fuel prices, slated to take off tomorrow Monday, November 29 2021.
GPRTU to meet Transport Ministry over increase of petroleum products, increase of fare in the offing
The Ghana Private Roads Transport Union (GPRTU) has stressed that its customers and workers should expect a price increase in transportation nationwide. Their reason being that, the Ministry of Transport, the Energy Ministry, and other institutions that facilitate thtr increase in petroleum prices in the country has failed to neither keep them updated on when there would be a price increase or reduce fuel for their members.
Ghana Private Road Transport Union, GPRTU has hinted they will be going on strike following government's silence on their plea to reduce the fuel prices by abolishing some levies included in petroleum products. Head of Communications of the union, Abass Imoro has said even though he is happy about government's decision to scrap road tolls, it wasn't enough as they still want some levies to be removed in order to reduce the price of fuel.
GPRTU, Transport Union threatens to increase fuel prices by 20% if taxes and levies are not abolished
The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) and Private Road Transport Commercial Operators Union have threatened to increase transport fares by 20 percent if government fails to scrub some levies from petroleum products. According to the GPRTU, government has failed to uphold it's promise of ensuring there's no significant increase in fuel prices.
The General Secretary of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), Godfred Abulbire Adogma has charged members of the Coalition of Concerned Journalists and Social Activists Against Road Crashes (COCJASAARC) to be steadfast, united in their actions and vigorously campaign to promote road safety at all cost in a bid to help save lives.
The divisional police commander in Tarkwa Nsueam, chief Superintendent George Kuma has revealed that drivers in Tarkwa and its environs only care about money but not their personnel safety. The police commander revealed this when the divisional community policing unite Tarkwa, organizes a day stakeholders meeting with Gprtu taxi branch and all the taxi drivers with their car owners in Tarkwa with the theme ' Enhansing community policing relations and policing in Tarkwa Nswaem municipality ' the role of taxi driver towards security in the municipality.