Transport fares go up by 30% effective September 21

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Users of public transport are expected to pay 30% more for transportation starting Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

The upward adjustment comes after consultation with their mother organisation, Ghana Private Road and Transport Union (GPRTU) of the Trade Union Congress (TUC).

“In consultation with our mother body the GPRTU OF TUC, we wish to announce to the general public that there will be a 30% increment on fares starting Tuesday 21st September 2022”, a statement from the Concerned Drivers Association and True Drivers Union said.

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The communique also referenced that increment in fuel products, spare parts, and the poor economic management has dwindled the revenues of players in the transport industry.

Electricity tariffs, water tariffs, 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 statement added.

The association however cautioned members not to charge fares beyond the agreed 30%.

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