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General News of Thursday, 6 May 2021

Source: starrfm.com.gh

New transport fares are yet to be determined – Transport Unions

file photo: Bus station file photo: Bus station

Operators of commercial transport say they are yet to determine an appropriate adjustment to fares following the recent increase in the price of petroleum products.

They have, therefore, cautioned all transport operators against increasing transport fares until a determination is made.

In a statement jointly signed by the General Secretary of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU of TUC), Godfred Abulbire, and General Secretary of the Ghana Coordinating Council (GRTCC) Emmanuel Ohene Yeboah, on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, the transport operators said the process at reviewing fares are still ongoing.

They are calling on transport operators and the general public to continue to apply the existing fares and disregard any purported increase in fares until a new one is announced.

“The next round of negotiation has been scheduled for next week by which time, the appropriate fare adjustment would be made known to the general public”, the joint statement in part read.

The statement, however, reminded all transport operators, commuters, and the general public, that the precautionary directives on COVID-19 in all public transport vehicles and terminals are still in force, urging all to comply with the said directives.

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