The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) says Ghanaians need to brace themselves up for an increase in transport fares after Wednesday.
According to the union, the rise in transport fares has become necessary and unavoidable following the levies introduced on petroleum products and the hikes in fuel prices.
General Secretary of GPRTU, Godfred Abulbire Adogma in an interview said the new percentage rise in transport fares will soon be communicated to Ghanaians and implemented thereof.
“The price increase is obvious but the percentage that we will be increasing it by is what we are yet to discuss.”
“Even if we are given a freehand to think within our own self and come up with the new fares, we will not make any mistake to go beyond 15% or even 20%,” he said.
Many anticipate that transport fares in the country will increase immediately after the government’s new tariffs, including a 30-pesewa spike in petroleum products, kick in on Saturday, May 1, 2021.
An increase in transport fares is most likely to also affect the general cost of goods and services in the country.