The Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GRTCC) tells Ghanaians to disregard a 20 percent increment in transport fares at some bus terminals and calls on drivers to desist from charging any new fares until they receive such directions from their various unions.
Some commercial drivers at some bus terminals have gone ahead to charge 20% more on transport fares without approvals from the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU).
The GRTCC in a statement signed by the General Secretary of the GRTCC, Emmanuel Ohene-Yeboah indicated that transport fares are always negotiated for and on behalf of all operators by GRTCC and the GPRTU.
The statement thus advised Ghanaians to treat with contempt any purported hikes in transport fares until the GPRTU and GRTCC give such indications.
The statement said “We want to reiterate that the GRTCC and the GPRTU have not divorced from standing protocols for fare increases. It is, therefore, unjustified for any group of persons to stampede the process to announce fare increase without reference to the standing protocols.”
“We wish to advise the public to disregard any increase and the drivers to desist from charging any new fare, as we continue with the discussion on the appropriate adjustment which will be signed by the representatives of the GRTCC and the GPRTU and communicate same to you”.
The statement further indicated that the Transport Minister will meet with the leadership of the GRTCC and GPRTU on Wednesday 11th May 2022, to begin discussion on proposals for a hike in transport fares.
see full statement below