The Ghana Private Road Transport Union, GPRTU says deliberations have begun concerning the reduction of transport fares following the announcement by President Akufo-Addo that commercial vehicles can return to full operations.
According to the Union, an announcement on the reduction will be made tomorrow after all stakeholders reach an agreement on the percentage of reduction.
Many Ghanaians have called for a reduction in transport fares after President Akufo-Addo announced that commercial vehicles can now load up to capacity.
Some weeks ago transports fares were increased by 15% to help reduce the impact on drivers due to the Covid-19 protocols.
Robert Sabbah National Vice Chairman GPRTU said their meeting today ended inconclusively but they will tomorrow conclude on issues and announce new transport fares.
“…We went into a meeting today with the Ministry of Transport we don’t review fares alone. We do so in collaboration with other stakeholders.”
He said they have all agreed on some reduction in the fares.
“The meeting remained inconclusive, tomorrow by then we will be able to finish up and we have agreed that there should be some level of reduction in fares.”