Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has appealed to the general public to continue paying the existing fares until the leadership of various transport unions convenes to decide on the next steps.
In the news, some drivers are refusing to lower transport fares casting doubt on the anticipated 10% reduction for commuters.
The proposed fare reduction, scheduled to take effect on May 17, 2023, initially brought relief to public transport users. The reduction was prompted by a gradual decline in fuel prices creating an opportunity for operators to pass on some savings to passengers.
However, it seems that certain drivers have chosen not to adhere to the official directive as announced.
Responding to this development, Abass Imoro, the Industrial Relations Officer of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union, stated in an interview with Citi Business News disclosed some concerns saying “We encountered an issue with the 10% reduction, so we called for a temporary halt. We kindly request the public to continue paying the existing fares until our leadership convenes on Monday to discuss the way forward.”