Commercial drivers under the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) have increased transport fares by 20% a week before a May 13 proposed date. The new fares took effect from May 7, 2022, according to reports. The new higher fares have gotten hundreds of Ghanaians complaining on social media.
However, the union said they have been compelled to raise prices before the announced date because of a remark by President Nana Akufo-Addo.
A member of the national communication team of the GPRTU, Samuel Amoah, told Joy News that they increased the prices ahead of the time due to President Akufo-Addo’s remark that government could not afford to remove taxes on petroleum products.