The Ghana Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has announced that new public transportation tariffs would be announced on Monday, October 24, 2022.
According to the union, this is due to the ongoing rise in the pricing of petroleum products.
Diesel and petrol are currently retailing for over GH15 and GH13 respectively at major fuel stations, which transport operators claim is eroding their profit.
A discussion on tariff adjustment between the GPRTU and the Transport Ministry resulted in an impasse.
Abbas Imoro, GPRTU’s Industrial Relations Officer, told OnGhana that the union can do nothing to help the issue. “Normally, if we are able to reach an agreement, we release a percentage increase on Monday. We will allow travelers several days to acclimate to the increased pricing.”
He also urged travelers to be patient with the GPRTU in order to keep their business going.
“We’ve been really considerate. This would have been the third or fourth change since May. We are all in this country, and we have all witnessed repeated increases in fuel costs. However, we have made sacrifices in order to limit it. But we can no longer contain it.”