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Transport fares shoot up due to increase in fuel prices

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FuelTransport fares have been increased by 15% nationwide by the Ghana Private Transport Union of Trades Union Congress (GPRTU of TUC)

Mr Hope Ahiamadzie, Chairman of the Accra New Town – Tema station branch of the GPRTU said the 15% increment was the best they could do for commuters, because there was an increase in fuel price some months ago,  and yet transport fares remained the same.

Mr Ahiamadzie explained that transport fares were not determined only by fuel prices, but also due to the fact that transport owners nd operators paid taxes and also maintained their cars.

Mr Emmanuel K Djetror, a driver, said passengers did not really complain,  because of the announcement that was made earlier on in the media.

However, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, some commuters complained that their salaries remained the same.

They said the increment was going to affect their pockets even though they had no choice than to pay the new fares.

Source: GNA

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