Transport fares set to go up again as fuel prices keep increasing – GPRTU

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Following the increase in gasoline prices, the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has announced an increase in commuter rates.

In an interview with Joy News, GPRTU Communications Head Abass Imoro said the decision was made owing to the rapid rise in gasoline prices.

“We are waiting for the 10% ratio, so if it crosses to GH8.8 [per litre], we will come up with a new pricing. So long as our transportation business survives,” he said.

Prices of petroleum products are projected to rise by between GH10 and GH11 per litre, according to reports on Tuesday, March 15, 2022.

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The GPRTU said it is debating the percentage modification to current tariffs.

Mr. Moro further noted that the administration has neglected to consult the Union on recent gasoline price increases.

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Union communications chief slammed the government for frequent transit pricing adjustments.

Without this technique, we would not be where we are now, since we built our own taxes, levies, and margins and engaged the government about them.

“We wouldn’t be here if the government listened or did anything about it. To keep our members, we need to do this.

The GPRTU just raised rates 15% on February 26, less than a month ago.

To counteract the effect of increased crude oil prices on the international market, the parliamentary minority wants three tariffs on petroleum goods removed immediately.

The demand by the minority comes as consumers are currently buying Petrol and Diesel above 8 cedis from the pumps and its threatening to exceed nine cedis in the next window which begins today, March 16.

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