Don’t pay 20% hike in transport fares – Transport Ministry tells public

The general public is being advised to disregard viral reports by the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) purporting a rise in transportation fares.

GPRTU has in a press statement indicated a rise in the price of transportation fares. They indicate in the release that it was resolved that transport fares be adjusted upwards by 20% across all loading points of the Union effective 24th January, 2024.


“This has become necessary as a result of excessive taxes on spare parts adversely affecting our operations due to hike in its prices,” parts of the statement from GPRTU read.

But the Ministry of Transport has in a statement urge the public to disregard the projected charges that may be imposed by commercial drivers in the coming days.

“There has not been any negotiation with the transport operators for a review of transport fares” the Ministry stated.

It added that when it becomes necessary for such negotiations and decisions are taken, the public will be appropriately informed, as has been done in the past.

The Ministry of Transport says it will continue to ensure “fair and reasonable public transport fares, keeping in mind the needs of transport operators and the general public.”

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