Transport fares up by 30% effective tomorrow, Friday

Transport fares up by 30% effective tomorrow, Friday

The Private Transport Operators have notified the public of an upward adjustment of transport fares by 30% due to the surge in transport prices. This increment is scheduled to take effect from Friday, February 18, 2022, per the group’s statement released today.

“We, the members of the Private Commercial Transport Operators, wish to inform the commuting public of 30% increase in transport fares with immediate effect. Members are therefore directed to implement the increase from tomorrow, 18th February 2022, without further delay.

“This has become necessary to save our transport business from collapsing with the frequent upward adjustments in fuel prices. A gallon of fuel which used to sell at the pump for GHC27 cedis has now jumped to almost GHC 36 cedis per gallon,” a statement by the chairman of the group Charles Danso said.

It explained: “As the public may be aware, government and the Coalition of Private Commercial Transport Operators are still engaged in marathon negotiation for increase in transport fares. While we the operators are calling for 30% increase in transport fares, government has put on the table 10%. As a result, the negotiation ended inconclusively and is expected to continue tomorrow, 18th February 2022”.

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