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The GPRTU aims for a 30% to 40% increase in transport prices after the increase in fuel prices

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The Ghana Private Road Transporters Union (GPRTU) is targeting a 30 to 40 percent increase in transport prices following the recent increase in the price of petroleum products.
The union said negotiations on an upward adjustment would begin tomorrow.
In an interview with Citi News, GPRTU General Secretary Godfred Abulbire said such an increase and other factors necessitated the proposal.
“We will start negotiations on Tuesday. We will start the negotiations with the forecast or the news that we have received and from there we will know by what margin [to increase the freight] .”

“But if you look at it fairly, tariffs should not increase by less than 30 to 40 percent. Anything less than that will have a serious impact on the transport sector,” said Mr Abulbire.
Petrol started selling at around GH¢13.10 while diesel is selling at GH¢15.99 at some fuel pumps.
Some analysts expect further growth as demand for gas and fuel rises heading into the winter season.
For example, the Executive Director of the Energy Security Institute, Nana Amoasi VII, expects petrol prices to reach as high as GH¢17 per litre.
The last increase in transport fares took place in May 2020
Transport fares rose 20 percent in May, while fares rose 20 percent.
As of May 9, 2022, when the new tariffs came into force, petrol and diesel were sold at a national average of GH¢9.41 and GH¢11.12, respectively.

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