Transportation fares on commercial vehicles will increase by thirty percent from September 21, 2022 according to a joint statement from the public transport unions.
According to the Concerned Drivers Association and True Drivers Union, the increase in transport fares is as a result of increment in fuel products, spare parts among others.
“In consultation with our mother body the GPRTU of TUC, we wish to announce to the general public that there will a 30% increment on fares starting September 21, 2022,” a joint statement from the public transport unions announced.
“This is due to the increment in fuel products, spare parts and the poor management of the economy by the government.”
“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 Unions believe due to the increment in fuel products, they “are unable to make enough money to cater for our family and pay off our loans.”
“As stated earlier, we are urging the general public to cooperate with us on our new fares coming September 21, 2022”, the statement added.
It should be noted that, transportation fares went up four months ago when petrol and diesel were selling at a national average of GH¢9.41 and GH¢11.12, respectively but currently the price of petrol per litre has crossed GH¢11 and diesel sells for over GH¢14 per litre at most pumps.