The CONCERNED DRIVERS UNION and the TRUE DRIVERS UNION have reported a 40% rise in transportation fares by May 10, 2021.
David Agboado, the PRO of the Concerned Drivers Union, told the media in Accra that a gallon of petrol was sold for GH19.45 in January this year, but has since risen to GH27.58. Moreover, he said that the cost of lubricants had increased by 25%.
Mr. Agboada also stated that the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) charges have increased by 15%, while port charges have increased by 40%.
Mr. Agboada stated that the cost of operating a transportation company is more than 70%, but that they would raise fares by 40% because they are concerned about the plight of Ghanians.
Meanwhile, Abass Nurudeen, the GPRTU’s Senior Industrial Relations Officer, said, “God willing, tomorrow, our leadership will come out with a fair percentage.”
It will take place immediately, he claims. “We have patiently waited for fuel to be increased on many occasions; when we come out, we will immediately begin working with it,” he told Valentina Ofori-Afriyie. – classfmonline.com