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We have reduced fares but the “Waawa drivers” are the ones still charging old fares- GPRTU

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The Chairman of Ghana Private Transport Union Ashanti region chapter Mr Albert has confirmed his outfit has given directive to cut down transportation fares following the lift on the ban of full passenger intake.

Transports fares were increased after president Nana Addo Dankwah directed for commercial vehicles not to take full passengers in various vehicles in order to observe social distancing protocol amid the COVID peaked season.

Transport fares were increased by 15% during the times where commercial vehicles were not allowed to take full passengers. However after the ban was lifted on 1st Aug 2020, the various stakeholders agreed for the fares to be reduced by 10%.

Effective implementation of this reduction has been causing a whole lot of fights between passengers and drivers. Mr Albert the Chairman of the GPRTU Kumasi Sofoline chapter in an interview with Kessben FM monitored by Ghannewscentre reaffirmed that the implementation of the reduction has been smooth so far with the exception of some unregistered and non stationed vehicles known as Waawa drivers who are not complying with the reduction.

“We have reduced the transportation fares. All of our members are complying and are charging the new fares. It is only the Waawa drivers who are still charging the old fares. He noted.

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