Disregard 30% transport fare increment – Transport Ministry

Source The Ghana Report

The Ministry of Transport has asked the public to disregard reports of a purported nationwide transport fare increment.

A statement issued by the ministry on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, said there had not been any negotiation with the transport operators to review the fares.

“We therefore urge the general public to disregard the purported increase. When it becomes necessary for such negotiations, and the decisions are taken, the general public will be appropriately informed, as has been done in the past,” the ministry said.

According to the transport operators, the purported transport fare increment was due to the substantial rise in the costs of lubricants and spare parts coupled with an increment in Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) service charges.

The group said they have been grappling with mounting expenses, making it increasingly challenging to sustain their operations.

The Ghana Private Road and Transport Union (GPRTU) also issued a press release claiming that at a national management meeting held at the Trades Union House on January 16 2024, it was resolved that transport fares be adjusted upwards by 20% across all loading points of the union effective January 24 2024.

Below is the full statement from the ministry

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