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Government should increase the fares by at least 20% – Kumasi driver’s laments

Some drivers in the Kumasi Metropolis are calling on the government to reconsider its decision on the 15% increment and rather consider a 29% increment.

This according to them will help them make a little profit from they have lost over the past few months following the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking on TV3, some driver’s of the Sofoline main station lamented that, the government and the GPRTU didn’t take into consideration other external factors like the basic needs of the families of the drivers.

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“We are expecting the government to be considerate enough to take into account the needs of our families before coming up with this new price of transports fares, we cannot even take care of our wives and kids anymore and this is a big headache to us” the driver’s noted.

Meanwhile,  the vice-chairman for the GPRTU Robert Sarbah has indicated that they had a crunch meeting the rightful stakeholders and had to come to this decision after taking into account the various measures government has taken to make life simple and smooth for everyone in the wake of the pandemic.

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The new transport fares are expected to begin on Saturday, 11th July 2020 across the nation.

By Amos Ekow Coffie | talksafrica.com

 

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