President of the Legon-Achimota Taxi Drivers Cooperative Union, Mr. Samuel Lartey has disclosed that there will be no upward adjustments on taxi fares here on University of Ghana campus despite the 10% increment in transportation costs by the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU).
Mr. Lartey, speaking on Campus Exclusive, emphasized that the decision to maintain the original fares is motivated by the Union’s commitment to serving the university community, especially the students.
We have been working together for a long time so any time increments come, we adjust the fares a little. But this time we decided to use the old fare; we’re not going to increase it. With the ten percent, because we see ourselves as the father of the university students, we want to help them, so we’re going to use the old fare.
He indicated that although this new development is going to have some effects, the interests of the students remain paramount hence the decision to maintain the fares as they are.
It’s going to affect us a little but we have to take it like that because the students need our services and we need to help them.
The 10% increment in public transport as announced by the GPRTU took effect on Monday, September 16, 2019
A statement from the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) and the Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council which announced the increment said the increase is “to accommodate predominantly an increase in fuel prices.”
The increased fares will cover intra-city (trotro), intercity (long-distance ride) and shared taxis.
Story by: Linda Mensah|universnewsroom.com