The office of the Ghana Private Roads Transport Union (GPRTU) have perged an upward adjustment in transport fares by 13% which is to take effect from Saturday 5 th June, 2021.
The GPRTU in a press release dated Wednesday 2nd June, 2021 signed by the general secretary of the Ghana Private Roads Transport Union Mr. Godfred Abulbire, the new prices will affect all forms of transport including Inter-city (trotro), Intercity (long distance) and shared taxis.
The statement mentioned that the increase seeks to meet the increase in fuel prices announced in May 2021, after long negotiations with stakeholders.
“In consultations, government has assured us of continues efforts to prevent a steep rise in input cost.
“Government had also assured us by a letter from the Ministry of Finance that the suspension of the quarterly income tax paid by owners of trotros and taxis will be extended to cover intercity commuter vehicles to reduce the operational cost they added.
We, are therefore, appealing to the government to keep to its commitment in this regard,” the statement added.
They concluded by encouraging the general public as well as their members to comply by the news fares for a successful implementation.
Read the full statement below: