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Business News of Friday, 13 January 2017


Lorry fares to go up soon – GPRTU

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The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), the umbrella group that unites commercial vehicle owners and their drivers in Ghana says lorry fares will be increased very soon.

The price of petrol and diesel went up between 8 and 11 percent for the first pricing window in January this year.

Commercial drivers are calling on the transport operators or authorities to increase fares after the increment of fuel prices at the beginning of this year.

The National Chairman of GPRTU, Mr. Kwame Kumah speaking with Kasapa Fm’s Daakyehene Ofosu Agyeman said the transport operators are waiting for the appointment of a new Transport Minister for negotiation.

“The transport operators cannot take any decision without consulting the Ministry of Transport and the transition of the new government must settle for negotiation to be concluded” he said.

Mr Kwame Kumah therefore called on the commercial drivers to be patient for the processes to be done but assured them that the increase in fares will definitely take place.