The transport operator claimed that as a moral and humane business that understands and empathizes with the suffering of the traveling public, it has presented a memo to its board of directors recommending fare reductions.
Adakabre Frimpong Manso, the business’s public relations officer, stated in an interview with Eyewitness News that “as a psychological and ethical company, we are making and taking the necessary measures to ensure Ghanaians are able to travel this Christmas season and do so affordably.”
As the fuel prices and diesel started to fall significantly, commuters started to demand lower transportation costs, but the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) changed its mind and started blaming the cost of spare parts, a claim that the spare parts dealers at Abossey Okai categorically denied.
According to Mr. Frimpong Manso, despite all the justifications offered by the other driver unions, particularly the GPRTU, it would proceed with its plan to protect the public by lowering their rates. “prices in the coming days which we have submitted a memo before the Board of Directors awaiting approval.”
In order to prevent the usual increases in traffic accidents, he added that the company is trying to ensure that travelers’ safety is maintained over the Christmas season.
“Basically, what we are doing is taking a cue from the National Road Safety Authority and warning our drivers to be careful on the road and we have decided to get passenger liaisons to communicate between the driver and passengers and to monitor the driving habits of drivers to report any driver culpable of misbehaving during trips.”