Transport fares for Ghana shoot up by 10% starting today

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Transport fares for Ghana go up today y 10% after Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) increase transport fares across de country.

De transport fares which dey take effect from today, September 16, 2019 go affect commercial vehicles like trotro, taxi den long distance transport vehicles.

Ministry of Transport last week approve de proposed increments after proposal from Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) den Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council.

GPRTU say dem increase transport fares sake of de things wey dem dey need take run commercial transport services like petroleum den tins go up.

Despite fears say de transport price increase go affect price of goods den services, President of Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA), Dr. Joseph Obeng say dem no go increase price of goods.

But for low income earners de increment go put pressure on dema salary wey small already.

"Now from Labone to Tema station be GHC2.00 but now e be GHC2.20 pesewas. If I calculate for de month my salary no go be not be enough for my expenses" Musa Ibrahim, a steel bender told the BBC.

De last time transport fares go up for Ghana be around June 2018. Dem increased am by 10 percent.

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