New public transportation fares will be announced on Monday, October 24, 2022, according to the Ghana Road Transport Union (GPRTU).
The union claims that the ongoing rise in the cost of petroleum products at the numerous fuel pumps has made this necessary.
At major fuel pumps, diesel and gasoline are currently selling for over GHC 15 and GHC 13, respectively; transport operators claim this is reducing their profit.
A discussion about the fare adjustment between the GPRTU and the Transport Ministry came to a deadlock.
Abbas Imoro, the GPRTU’s industrial relations officer, claimed in a media interview that the union has little control over the situation.
“Normally, if we are able to conclude, we will come out on Monday with a percentage of increment. We will give the passengers a few days to adjust themselves to the new prices.”
He also urged passengers to be patient with the GPRTU in order to maintain business as usual.
“We’ve been really thoughtful. The third or fourth modification since May would have been this one. We have all experienced regular increases in fuel prices in this nation. But in order to stop it, we made sacrifices. However, we can no longer afford it” he concluded.