Chairperson for Committed Driver Association, Charles Danso, has expressed his disappointment in the Ghana Private Road Transportation Union’s (GPRTU) decision to charge passengers 20% instead of 13%.
Charles Danso in an interview said the GPRTU chairman should be specific on the percentage of the transportation fare increment because most people do not understand the change.
“Some associations representing drivers and passengers are taking 20% instead of 13%. This means that the GPRTU are not able to make a decision or a stand during meetings with the government so they should stop deceiving and make a stand”. he said.
Formal Chairman for Roads and Transport Committee in Parliament who doubles as formal Member of Parliament Ayinsuanu Constituency, Hon. Samuel Ayeh Paye has also reacted to Hon. Charles Danso’s claims.
According to Hon. Samuel Ayeh Paye, Hon. Charles Danso’s calculations are Mathematically correct but technically wrong.
He added that the right way of calculating transport fare ranges from 17% to 25%. This means that the shorter you go, the higher you pay and the longer you go the lesser you pay therefore that is how Charles Danso should have calculated the transportation fare.
The GPRTU announced a 13% increment in transportation fare which will take effect on Saturday, June 5, 2021. The new fare will cover intercity ‘Trotro’ vehicles, intercity long-distance vehicles, and Taxis.
The decision, according to the union, is to predominantly accommodate the recent increase in fuel prices.
The union has therefore directed all its members to comply with the revised fares and post the new fares at their loading terminal.
Furthermore, the union requests members, commuters, and the general public to cooperate for the successful implementation of the new fares.