15 Percent Adjustment Of Transport Fares Takes Effect Today

15 Percent Adjustment Of Transport Fares Takes Effect Today

 

 

Transport fares are expected to go up by 15 per cent from today February 26, 2022 across the country. The Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GRTCC) announced increment following weeks of engagement with the various unions. But some of those unions too, including the Committed Drivers Union, have rejected

 

the level of increment, insisting they will go ahead with a 30 percent hike. The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), which has the biggest member base says it will ensure that all drivers are complying with the 15 percent directive. General Secretary of the GRTCC Emmanuel Ohene Yeboah has cautioned drivers against

 

 

flouting directive saying those who charge unapproved would be arrested. The 15 percent increase in transport still remains unchanged. It’s unfortunate we have some people going round social media and the traditional media saying they are not going to go by that. We also entreat public to make sure they force implementation

 

 

as we’ve all agreed upon. If you do anything other than the directive given, it becomes illegal. We can also get anyone who does that arrested and then appropriate sanctions will be referred against him, he warned. The transport operators had earlier demanded a 30 percent increment but that was reduced to fifteen percent after a meeting with government on Monday, February 21.

 

 

The increment will also affect shared taxis, intra-city popularly known as ‘trotro’ and intercity transport. The drivers say the hike has been necessitated by the increase in the price of fuel and the economic hardship the country is facing, which has affected their work. Over the past few weeks, there has also been a consistent increase in the price of fuel at the pumps, a situation many drivers have described as insensitive.

 

 

Below are the new fares: