Transport Fares To Go Up By 30% On Friday Following Hike In Fuel Prices
Members of the Private Commercial Transport Operators have hinted at a 30 percent increase in transportation fares beginning tomorrow, Friday, February 18.
According to the drivers, this is due to the country’s rising fuel prices.
“Members are directed to apply the increase as soon as possible, beginning tomorrow, February 18th, 2022.”
This has become imperative to prevent our transportation business from collapsing due to continuous increases in gasoline prices,” they said in a statement released on Thursday, February 17.
“A gallon of gasoline, which used to cost GHC 27 cedis at the pump, now costs almost GHC 36 cedis.”
As the public is aware, the government and the Coalition of Private Commercial Transport Operators are still in the midst of a marathon negotiation over transportation fare increases.
While we, the operators, are pushing for a 30% increase in transportation fares, the government has proposed a 10% increase.
As a result, the talks ended in a stalemate and are set to resume tomorrow, February 18th, 2022.
“Unfortunately, fuel prices were raised by around 30 pesewas per litre before the scheduled meeting with the government could take place. At some of the biggest filling stations, a litre of gasoline now costs GHC 7.990.
We implore our valued customers to bear with us while we work to save, sustain, and continue to provide you with important services.”