Managers of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union(GPRTU) have appealed to the government to as matter of urgency further reduce fuel prices to enable the Union put smiles on the faces of their passengers.
Speaking to MyNewsGh.com’s, Hajia Asana Gordon, a Senior Industry Relations Officer of GPRTU Central Regional branch, Alex Mustapha disclosed that “We are facing fuel crisis and we are praying that the fuel prices will be reduced further to enable the Union offer its best service to the public”.
He admitted that though the government cannot solve the numerous challenges facing the union, it has to intervene in the fuel prices hikes which has been the headache of the Transport Unions in the country.
Mustapha indicated that cost of importation of vehicles into this country is costly because Transport Union cannot even import vehicles into this country though it is their desire to get some rickety ones currently being used off the road.
In view of this, he stated that authorities of the GPRTU are planning to meet President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to find better solutions to their problems.
Touching on the spate of road accidents during and after the yuletide, Mustapha hinted that authorities of the Transport Union is set to meet all drivers at various lorry stations to educate them on dangers of drunk driving during yuletide.
“We want them to minimize accidents on our roads since drivers kill more than doctors” Mustapha observed.
“Our colleague drivers should be careful during the yuletide and they should not say they want to go and drop the passengers and come back which can lead accident”, he pleaded.