The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has dismissed claims suggesting a 30 per cent increment in transport fares.

According to the Union, the said share is a proposed upward adjustment, awaiting government’s approval.

On Wednesday, GPRTU issued a statement indicating its determination to improve transport fares by 30 percent efficient September 21.

However, clarifying on Joy FM’s Newsnite, a member of GPRTU’s Communication Team, Samuel Amoah, said the Union can’t improve transport fares with out consulting government.

Thus, the communique was to inform the Transport Ministry of a looming upward adjustment.

And now that has been completed, Mr Amoah said the Union will interact the Ministry to finalise the appropriate amount transport fares must be reviewed to.  

“The 30 per cent increment is now a proposed one, we are yet to meet the Transport Ministry to have a deliberation on it before we finally come out.

“So hopefully, it may happen that they would agree or there will be some reductions,” he said on Wednesday’s interview.

Already, GPRTU had described as alarming the latest hikes in costs of petroleum merchandise within the country. 

Fuel costs at the native pumps shot up by about 5.4 per cent from September 1, 2022, with petrol and diesel buying and selling at a median of ¢11.55 and ¢14.50 respectively. 

At the start of the year, petrol and diesel had been buying and selling at a median of ¢6.9 and ¢7.0 per litre respectively. 

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