The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has served notice to members of the public to brace themselves for a substantial increment of transport fares.

This follows the implementation of the Emissions Tax which kicks on today, Thursday, February 2024.

According to the Ghana Revenue Authority, a levy has been imposed on carbon dioxide equivalent emissions on internal combustion engines.

The GRA further explained that the moves forms part of government’s efforts aimed at dealing with greenhouse gax emissions to encourage the use of green energy and eco-friendly technology to enhance environmental management and reduce pollution levels in the air and water.

However, the GPRTU in an interview on Kasapa Kasiebo on Kasapa FM said the levy will have an adverse effect on their businesses.

Industrial Relations of the Union, Abass Imoro in an interview said his outfit will soon come out with the fixed increment.

”…We will come out and you will hear from us. Those who brought this levy did so because they needed money for the nation. Those who are working are also working because they need money for themselves and their families. Everybody working has an aim to achieve in the near future. We cannot by something at 1 Cedi and sell it at 80 pesewas, we’ll never do that because we are in business. We are going to share the burden. We are now going to include the levy in our new caculation and we’ll come out very soon.”