The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) is demanding approval from the government to increase their transport fares or they will start loading the full capacity of their car.
The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) wants to be given the green light to increase their transport fares. Failure to get approval, they will increase their transport fares.
Speaking on Eyewitness News, Mr Sarbah said that the union was trying to petition the Minister or Transport on the matter.
Though they would prefer a return to the full capacity of vehicles over an increase in fares, Mr Sarbah stressed that the drivers “cannot afford to be losing.”
“We can no longer bear this cost on ourselves. We had wanted to help but we don’t see the end of this COVID. That is why we think we should appeal to the Minister [of Transport] for us to take the completed number of passengers so that we take the old fares.”
“the union are seriously agitating that they want to increase the lorry fares by themselves, but we have been able to prevail upon them to suspend that in view of us getting a petition to the Minister to see what the Minister can do.”
Source: Citi News