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Don’t pay increased fares – GPRTU to passengers

BY STEPHEN ODOI LARBI

THE GHANA Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) is urging the public not to succumb to any upward adjustment of lorry fares since they have not sanctioned that.

Throughout last week, it was reported that transport fares had been increased as a result of the continued upward adjustment of petroleum prices.

But, the GPRTU of TUC and the Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council in a joint statement issued in Accra, Monday, said such reports were false.

“We are alarmed by such false information being pelted round by some groups of people who want to bring the reputation of the association into disrepute. We want to assure the general public that there is no such increase and the information should not be entertained.”

They added “we are by this statement appealing to our members to disregard the information and comply with the existing fares so as to avoid any confrontation with the traveling public.”

According to the transport operators’ umbrella group, they have an arrangement with the Ministry of Transport to review transport fares periodically and are currently in discussion with the Ministry as to whether there is the need to increase transport fares or not.

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