15% Increase In Transport Fares Takes Effect Today – Deputy Transport Minister, Nii Kwartei Titus Glover
This afternoon, we held a meeting and we’ve all agreed that with effect from Saturday, 11th of this month, we have increased transport fares by 15% and in going forward, they should continue to hold the safety COVID-19 protocols.” As part of the protocols to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) public transports have been asked to reduce the number of passengers they take so as to be able to observe social distancing.
He said the transport operators made an alternative proposal which was for the government to allow them to revert to carrying their usual full seating capacity or for the fares to be adjusted upwards by 30%.
Effective today, Saturday, 11 July 2020, commuters will be paying 15% more in transport fares following approval by the government for commercial transport operators to hike fares.
The drivers, who are part of a group called the Concerned Drivers Union say even before the fares were approved by their regulator, the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), members had already started implementing the fare increase.