GPRTU Cautions Drivers On Fares

The Greater Accra Regional Secretariat of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), has warned that any commercial driver who would charge more than the 15 per cent increase in the transport fare as announced, would be suspended.

Mr Edmund Amarteifio, GPRTU Senior Industrial Relations Officer (IRO), told the GNA in an interview, that all commercial drivers, through their respective branch unions, had been served with the list of new transport fares and that anyone who attempts to take advantage and exploit passengers will be dealt with.

“We have warned drivers not to charge beyond the specified amount, as failure to do so will result in a three month suspension for such drivers as stipulated in the constitution of GPRTU,” Mr Amartefio said.

He said GPRTU branches across the country have been informed and advised to adhere strictly to the 15 per cent fare increase.

Mr. Amarteifio also called on passengers to be vigilant and report any driver or mate who would attempt to charge beyond the approved fares to GPRTU branch officers.

“If any driver goes contrary to the directive, we urge passengers to take their registration numbers, the route they are plying and report to GPRTU authorities for the necessary measures to be taken,” he stated.—GNA

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