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Transport fares to go up effective Saturday, April 13

The Transport Operators of Ghana and the Concerned Drivers Association of Ghana have released a joint statement announcing the increment of transport fares effective Saturday 13, April, 2024 owing to the increment in petroleum prices.

The statement released on Monday, April 8, 2024, says the increment was justified by the government’s unconcerned posture with regard to petrol, vehicle spare parts, and lubricant reduction as well as the tight grip of the worsening economic living conditions on the neck of drivers.

“Just as it may have been noted by most Ghanaians the government appears to be indifferent regarding any reduction in the price of petrol as well as those of vehicle spare parts and lubricants. Also, the prevailing economic difficulties and other factors are worsening the living conditions of transport owners and drivers,” they stated.

The adjusted fares were explained in the outline below:
15% increase for short-distance or intracity transport
20% increase for intercity or long-journey transport
15% hike for taxi services, and an increment from GHC 10.00 to GHC 15.00 fare for short-distance taxi hire services.

The driver unions further urged Ghanaians to take note of the increment and cooperate with the transport operators accordingly

Read Full Statement Below

April 8, 2024

Joint Press Statement

NOTICE OF TRANSPORT FARE INCREMENT

A recent increment in the price of petrol has necessitated an upward adjustment in transport fares as follows.

  1. 15 percent increment for short distance or intracity transport.
  2. 20 percent for intercity or long-journey transport
  3. 15 percent for taxi transport and
  4. An increment from GHC 10.00 to GHC 15.00 fare for short-distance taxi hire services.

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This increment shall take effect from Saturday, April 13, 2024.

Just as it may have been noted by most Ghanaians government appear to be indifferent regarding any reduction in the price of petrol as well as those of vehicle spare parts and lubricants.

Also, the prevailing economic difficulties and other factors are worsening the living conditions of transport owners and drivers.

We are therefore urging all Ghanaians to take note of the increment and cooperate with transport operators. Thank You.

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Asonaba Nana Wiredu- Deputy Secretary, C-DAG
0540377307.

Paa Willie- National Chairman, C-DAG
0242971025.

Yaw Barimah- PRO- True Drivers Union
0554822565, 0500312104

David Agboado- P.R.O., C-DAG
0541063682.

Story by Richmond Ampofo

Nene Odompleh
Nene Odomplehhttp://www.the1957news.com
The founder of the1957News, a Ghanaian news and entertainment website. He has years of experience in online publishing and content creation and has built a successful online news agency through apt content coverage, timely reporting, and attention to accuracy.
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