Following the announcement of the decision by the Concerned Drivers Association to increase transport fares by 40%, the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) says it knows nothing about the development.
Concerned Drivers Association in a press release last week noted that the 40% increment will take effect beginning Monday, January 17.
But in an interview with Accra-based Citi TV, Industrial Relations Officer of GPRTU, Imoro Abbas said they dissociate themselves from the announcement made by the Concerned Drivers Union.
He further stated that the Union has no future plans to increase transport fares adding that their decision to rather negotiate with government to scrap some levies on petroleum products is still in motion.
“As GPRTU, we want to dissociate ourselves from them (Concerned Drivers Association). We are yet to meet to see if we have any different decision than appealing to the Government to scrap some of the taxes that we earlier complained about to the government,” Imoro Abbas explained.
“That was the decision taken, and we’re surprised they’ve come up with this decision. For now, as GPRTU, we haven’t decided on the line they are towing now. We don’t just come out and say we are doing something without going through the due process, that’s why we are saying we want to dissociate ourselves,” he said.
Mr. Imoro added that the leadership of the GPRTU will meet after it has resumed from the yuletide break to decide on the way forward.
He assured that “we’ll plead with the public that we’ll meet and come out with a decision, so for now we don’t want to say anything which we haven’t decided on. We’ve just resumed today, so by Friday you’ll hear from us”.