The union claims that even though fuel prices have decreased, they are unable to lower transportation costs.
The Public Relations Officer of the GPRTU, Abass Moro, remarked on the Ghana Kasa show on Kasapa 102.5FM/Agoo TV on Tuesday that the recent modest percentage fall in fuel prices does not yet result in a reduction in transportation costs because the cost of auto parts is continuing to rise.
But he also said that the transport union would raise transportation costs if fuel prices rose at all.
According to Abass Moro, the GPRTU will only consider lowering transportation costs if a litre of petroleum costs GHC10.00.
“If any member of the public is expecting a reduction in transport fares following the recent reduction in fuel prices, that person should forget it for now.
Instead, the populace should call on the government to lower fuel costs to GHC10.00 per litre, which is at least fair. There will be some decrease in transportation costs once that is accomplished.
The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), the Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GRTCC), and the Ministry of Transport (MoT) have recently been urged by the Association of Passengers in Ghana (APG) to review and immediately reduce transportation fees to reflect current market prices for gasoline and diesel.
The decision was reached after the price of gasoline and diesel had recently declined, but it was not reflected in the cost of using public transportation.