Transport fares up by 30% effective March 7

Transport fares up by 30% effective March 7

Regional Chairmen of both the Transport Operators Union and the Concerned Drivers Association of Ghana have announced their intention to increase transport fares by 30 percent in response to the recent hike in fuel prices across the country.

The drivers’ association expressed disappointment in the government for failing to address the concerns and implement fare adjustments to counterbalance the increased operational costs.

According to the association, the continuous rise in fuel prices has had a significant impact on their livelihoods, leading to financial strains and hardships in maintaining operations.

“We would like to express our disappointment in our National executives, Despite the escalating costs of fuel, our leadership has not taken proactive measures to increase fares in line with market conditions,” said in a joint statement available to Metro TV.

The statement further said the fuel adjustment is a necessary step to sustain the businesses.

The Drivers’ Association also indicated that “We are calling on the government and relevant authorities to engage in constructive dialogue with our leaders to address the challenges faced by our sector and to implement fare adjustments that reflect the current economic realities. Failure to address these concerns by 6th March 2024 will leave us with no choice than to increase fares.”

By: Josephine Mekpa | | Ghana

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