The Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GRTCC) has urged the general public, commuters and drivers in particular to disregard the purported transport fare increase of 20%.
According to GRTCC, transport fares are determined by stakeholders and not any single body as seen in the case of recent increments.
“We wish to state that, transport fares has always been negotiated for and on behalf of all operators by the Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council and the Ghana Private Road Transport Union, no single union or group have the capacity to determine the quantum of increase except the two bodies mentioned above,” the Secretary to GRTCC, Emmanuel Ohene-Yeboah disclosed in a press release.
He continued: “We therefore wish to inform the operators and the general public that the Transport Minister has indicated his readiness to meet with the leadership of the GRTCC and GPRTU on Wednesday 11th May 2022, to commence discussion on our proposal for fare increase.
Mr. Ohene-Yeboah further disclosed that there are standing protocols that are followed for transport fares to be increased.
The GRTCC Secretary, therefore, called on the drivers to stop charging new fares from the public.
“We want to reiterate that the GRTCC and the GPRTU have not divorced from standing protocols for fare increase, 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 the same to you,” he added.