Coordinating Council, don’t feel our tanks – Some Driver Unions discontent with 15% addition

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Some driver associations have saved the order by the Ghana Roads Transport Coordination Council (GRTCC) to change transport passages by 15%.

As indicated by the Chairman of the serious drivers, Charles Danso, the proposed rate by the Council isn’t sufficient for them, accordingly they would adhere to the first 30% expansion.

“Who is the Coordinating Council? Do they purchase fuel for us? Do they purchase vehicles for us? So who are they? “From the following week Saturday going, you go round and check whether it is 15% as they are taking. They would charge 30%, they would dismiss the 15%, they’ve dismissed the 15%,” he said.

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His remark comes after transport administrators under the Roads Transport Coordination Council showed up at the 15% augmentation beginning from February 26.

The increment will influence shared taxicabs, intra city transport, prominently known as ‘Trotro’ and intercity transport. The drivers say the climb has been required by the increment in the cost of fuel.

Responding to this, he said their Union isn’t an individual from the Council nor the Ghana Private Roads Transport Union (GPRTU), subsequently the Council’s order makes little difference to them.

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In the mean time, Member of the Communication Team of the Ghana Private Roads Transport Union (GPRTU), Samuel Amoah, encouraged general society to help out the drivers to execute the 15% expansion in passages effectively.

“After extensive considerations and conversations, the end was that transport administrators have been given 15% vertical change of transport tolls, and the understanding is that this addition is producing results right from Saturday, February 26, 2022,” he said.

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Throughout recent weeks, there has been a reliable expansion in the cost of fuel at the siphons, a circumstance numerous drivers have portrayed as coldhearted.

“We are encouraging all suburbanites to go stringently by this mandate from the Ministry and the vehicle administrators. Right now, the endorsed transport admission is the one with the 15% increment since that is what we have settled upon,” he said.

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