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Transport fares go up 10%

Effective Monday, September 16, 2019 passengers should expect a change in transport fares.

This is because road transport operators across the country have announced a 10 percent increment in transport fares.

This is in line with the agreement transport unions reached with the Transport Ministry years ago to review the fares annually.

“In line with the Administrative Instrument on public Transport Fares, the Road Transport Operators have reviewed the prices of the VARIOUS COMPONENT that go into running of commercial transport services and have increased public transport fares by 10 percent,” the transport operators said in a statement.

The statement signed by two union leaders explained, “This is to accommodate predominantly an increase in the fuel prices”.

The fares will cover: intra-city (trotro); intercity (long distance); and shared taxis

Members of these unions have been asked to comply with the new fares and post the fare list at the loading terminals so as to avoid any confrontation with the public.

Kwame Kuma, National Chairman of Ghana Private Road Transport Union, and John Benyawoh, National Chairman of Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council signed the statement for and on behalf of transport operators.

Source: 3news.com / Ghana

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