Two transport unions to increase fares effective April 13

The Concerned Drivers Association of Ghana and the Transport Operators of Ghana have announced an increase in transport fares, effective from Saturday, April 13, 2024,

This is in response to the recent upsurge in petroleum prices.

In a statement released on Monday, April 8, 2024, they specified the following adjustments: a 15% increase for short-distance or intracity transport, a 20% increase for intercity or long-journey transport, a 15% rise for taxi services, and an increase in fare from GHC 10.00 to GHC 15.00 for short distance taxi hire services.

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The decision stemmed from the noticeable absence of government intervention in reducing the price of petrol, vehicle spare parts, and lubricants, despite ongoing economic challenges.

“Twenty (20) percent for intercity or long journey transport, 15 percent for taxi transport and an increment from GHC 10.00 to GHC 15.00 fare for short distance taxi hire services.”

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“Just as it may have been noted by most Ghanaians the government appears to be indifferent regarding any reduction in the price of petrol as well as those of vehicle spare parts and lubricants. Also, the prevailing economic difficulties and other factors are worsening the living conditions of transport owners and drivers,” they stated.

They, therefore, urged Ghanaians to take note of the increment and cooperate with transport operators.

READ THE FULL STATEMENT BELOW

Concerned Drivers Association of Ghana-C-DAG)/Transport Operators of Ghana

April 8, 2024

Joint Press Statement

NOTICE OF TRANSPORT FARE INCREMENT

A recent increment in the price of petrol has necessitated an upward adjustment in transport fares as follows.

1. 15 percent increment for short distance or intracity transport.

2. 20 percent for intercity or long-journey transport

3. 15percent for taxi transport and

4. An increment from GHC 10.00 to GHC 15.00 fare for short-distance taxi hire services.

This increment shall take effect from Saturday, April 13, 2024.

Just as it may have been noted by most Ghanaians government appear to be indifferent regarding any reduction in the price of petrol as well as those of vehicle spare parts and lubricants.

Also, the prevailing economic difficulties and other factors are worsening the living condition of transport owners and drivers.

We are therefore urging all Ghanaians to take note of the increment and cooperate with transport operators. Thank You.

……..End…….
Sgd.
Asonaba Nana Wiredu- Deputy Secretary, C-DAG
0540377307.

Paa Willie- National Chairman, C-DAG
0242971025.

Yaw Barimah- PRO- True Drivers Union
0554822565, 0500312104

David Agboado- P.R.O., C-DAG
0541063682.

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