Drivers vow to increase transport fares regardless of outcome of negotiations with government

Passengers trying to board

Members of the Concerned Drivers Association have issued a threat that they will go ahead to increase transport fares if the planned deliberations on fare increment with the government do not go through as expected.

The public relations officer of the association stated during an interview on Citi FM that this could be imminent if the needful is not immediately done for the drivers 

“We need not negotiate with the government, but it has been a norm that GPRTU has practised for years,” he added.

Mr Agboado expressed satisfaction at the projected forty per cent increment rate in transport fare by the Ghana Private Road Transport Union as they head to the negotiation table with the government.

The hike in fuel prices has once again sparked calls from the transport sector for an increment. Currently, at the pumps, petrol is going for GH¢13.10 while diesel is pegged at GH¢15.99.

Interesting the last time Transport fares increased by 20 per cent was in May. When the new fare went into full swing from May 9, 2022, petrol and diesel were going for  GH¢9.41 and GH¢11.12, respectively which was the national average by then.


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