The Private Transport Operators Association of Ghana has announced a 30% increase in fares beginning on Tuesday, September 21, 2022 after consulting with the Ghana Private Road and Transport Union (GPRTU) of the Trade Union Congress (TUC).
According to the Association, the current economic climate has made the increase unavoidable.
“Prices of petroleum and spare parts keep increasing day in and out coupled with other nuisance taxes. Due to the increment in fuel products, spare parts and the poor management of the economy by the government we are unable to make enough money to cater for our families and pay off our loans,” a statement from the Association said.
It added that “electricity tariff, water tariff, prices of spare parts, prices of food and pure water prices have all increased, hence, we have no option than to also increase our fares.”
The transportation companies are pleading with the public to support their new prices and are warning their members not to charge more than the agreed-upon 30%.
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