Driver unions are all set to raise transport fares across the country. They say it has become necessary to do so because of increases in the cost of spare parts.
The Driver Unions say at the rate at which they are buying spare parts, it is unsustainable for them to continue charging the current fares.
National Vice Chairman of the Ghana Private Roads Transport Union (GPRTU); Robert Sabah tells Accra FM that a meeting will be held by the 9th of January after which new prices will be announced.
Chairman of Spare Parts Dealers Association at Abossey-Okai; Ampadu Siaw is however infuriated at the assertion and says it is not true that spare parts have gone up in cost. He says GPRTU and the driver unions are looking for means of shortchanging the average Ghanaian but spare parts dealers Association will not allow itself to be used as the excuse to perpetrate the agenda of the transport unions.
“Spare Parts prices have not been raised over the past year, I attest to that”, he said and added that GPRTU should be bold to state their agenda and not rope-in Spare parts dealers.
He says his association is going to list the prices of various spare parts over the past year to prove their point that prices have not changed. “We will expose them for their lies”, he said.