Expect reduction in transport fares by Monday – Transport Ministry

Source The Ghana Report

The Ministry of Transport has told Ghanaians to look forward to a reduction in transportation fares on Monday, December 19, 2022.

This came after a meeting between the ministry and the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) on December 15, 2022.

The ministry said the reduction is a result of the reduction in fuel prices at the pumps.

According to the Deputy Transport Minister, Hassan Tampuli, the ministry is negotiating with the transport operators to reduce the fares to a margin that will be favourable to passengers and transport operators.

“We understand that the fares will definitely come down. It is the margin of reduction that we are still negotiating. We are waiting for the next pricing window on Friday [December 16, 2022].

“So when the new prices are announced, we will see the clearest picture, and we will see the percentage margin for the reduction of fares. We do not have the full picture until the window opens on Friday. Hopefully, by Monday, the general public should see a reduction in transport fares,” he said.

The General Secretary of the GPRTU, Godfred Abulbire, also assured Ghanaians to hold their breath and expect some reduction soon.

“Once the fuel prices have come down, the fares will be reduced. The reduction is obvious. Fare increment is not in the interest of anybody.

“Today, what we have discussed is to arrive at the margin for reduction that the general public and operators will equally be satisfied with. So on Monday, we will conclude on the actual margin,” Mr Abulbire assured.

Meanwhile, diesel is likely to be sold at GH¢15 per litre in the next pricing window on Friday, December 16, 2022, while the price of petrol is expected to drop further.

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