GPRTU hints of reducing fares

Must Read

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Ghana’s Sulemanu Tetteh and Christian Amoah knocked out of Games

Ghanaian boxer Sulemanu Tetteh and weightlifter Christian Amoah have both exited in the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Tetteh lost to...

Collins Dauda charged with causing financial loss to the state in Saglemi Housing deal

Former Water Resources, Works and Housing Minister, Alhaji Collins Dauda, has been charged with causing financial loss to the...

Sammy Awuku appointed Director-General of NLA

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed National Organizer of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Samuel Kwabena...
www.abcnewsgh.comhttps://abcnewsgh.com
ABC News Ghana is an investigative media house that focuses on politics, sports and the economy. Our work is thoroughly researched, balanced and fair. Our vision is to become the most preferred indigenous news brand for men in West Africa.

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has hinted that  transport fares may be reduced after government announced the easing of restrictions for public transport services.

This follows calls by a section of Ghanaians for a reduction in transport fares since drivers are now loading full capacity.

Executives of GPRTU met with Transport Ministry over the matter on July 27, but the meeting ended in a stalemate.

Vice-Chairman of GPRTU, Robert Sarbah, in an interview, indicated that although the meeting ended in a stalemate, they discussed plans to reduce the fares.

According to him, calls for reduction in transport fares is a good cause and stakeholders in the transport sector have all agreed to reduce it, but they could not agree on the percentage of reduction.

But the meeting with the Transport Ministry will continue today to finalize the percentage of reduction.

Robert Sarbah, however, said that the reduction will not be up to 15 percent, which was the increment announced recently, adding that the reduction will be reasonable.

Meanwhile, some drivers are opposed to the idea of taking full capacity of passengers and reducing the fares.

Some drivers told ABC News the would rather prefer to maintain social distancing and charge the current fee since COVID-19 is still a risk.

SourceABC News

Submit your stories or articles to newsroom@abcnewsgh.com or Whatsapp them to +233 553620623

- Advertisement -

Comments

Latest News

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Elaine Thompson-Herah retains her 100m title

Elaine Thompson-Herah became the second-fastest woman in history as she beat fellow Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to retain her Olympic...

More Articles Like This

%d bloggers like this: