GPRTU must regulate ‘trotro’ fares in Accra, Kumasi
A mate taking fare in the commercial vehicle
The escalating lorry fares to various destinations, particularly in Accra and Kumasi, have raised concerns among commuters. The local ‘trotro’ drivers, responsible for these commercial vehicles, are imposing varying fares on passengers, contributing to an inconsistent pricing landscape.
In both Accra and Kumasi, the disparities in lorry fares charged by different mates have become apparent.
For instance, on the route from Malejor school junction to Amanfrom in Accra, some mates charge GHȻ4.00, while others settle for GHȻ3.00.
There are similar inconsistencies in Kumasi as well where drivers’ mates on the route from Tech Junction to Campus charges with different fares.
This situation raises valid concerns about transparency and fairness in determining lorry fares, impacting commuters who may find themselves subject to arbitrary pricing.
I want to appeal to the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) to promptly address this issue by taking effective measures to rectify the disparities.
In tackling these inconsistencies in lorry fares, the GPRTU has an opportunity to contribute to a more organised and equitable transportation system for passengers in Accra and Kumasi.
I urge the GPRTU to take steps to regulate lorry fares and establish a fair and consistent fare structure that aligns with the best interests of commuters.
James Boahen Nyarko Akwasi