The Coalition of Commercial Transport Unions of Ghana had at first proposed 30% augmentation in transport charges however diminished it to 20 percent subsequent to meeting with Mr Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, the Minister of Transport on Monday, February 14, 2022.
The members of the union had contended that the intermittent rise in fuel costs had negatively affected their organizations, adding that a market review it led last month had shown that the costs of fundamental contribution for their tasks, including spare parts and greases had gone up by no less than 35%.
The Ghana Road Private Transport Union(GRPTU) made public, through their Deputy General Secretary for operations, Mr Richard Amankwaah, their intentions to conclude negotiations before releasing an official statement in regard to any such increase in transport fares.
They have therefore asked the masses to turn a deaf ear to any such news prior to the release of their official statement. Negotiations and deliberations are scheduled to be concluded by Monday February 21,2022.