The Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GRTCC) says they have not agreed to any fare increase and as such the public should disregard any increase in transport fares.
The council has branded the threat to increase the fuel prices as unjustifiable as the main groups have not determined any price.
The Council’s position comes on the back of True Drivers Union announcing that they will increase transport fares in the coming days.
Speaking on Starr Today with Lily Mohammed Wednesday, the General Secretary of GRTCC, Ohene Yeboah, indicated that fuel prices in the country have been relatively stable hence no need to increase the transport fares.
He bemoaned the arbitrary manner in which the transport fares were increased the last time without any standard rule and practice.
“So we have to go to the discussion table and see how we can do it in the best way. If you realize for the past months or one and half months now the fuel price has been quite stable and at point it even came down. So there is no justification to talk about any fare increase that has to do with the fuel.”
“We just got the wind of a group wanting to increase the fares, there hasn’t been any decision to that effect. The GPRTU and the Ghana Road Coordinating Council are the main group that determine the quantum of increase and the timeline but we have not met to discuss any increase in fare yet,” Mr. Yeboah stated.
“But, the smaller group has made an announcement with their intention to increase fares. If we have not met to discuss any detailed plans to look at the numbers we cannot come out to say we are increasing or we are not increasing. So now that they have triggered the discussion we will meet and see how we can address it as an industry.” he added.
The General Secretary said, unless there is a meeting and agreed price between the GPRTU, GRTCC and government, there should not be any arbitrary increase in transport fares.