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Road transport operators have announced that coming February 26, road transport fares across the country will go up to fifteen percent.
It was earlier revealed that the transport operators wanted a 30% increment but had to agree to the 15% rather after stakeholders engaged them in a meeting on Monday, 21 February 2022.
The increment according to the group is in line with the administrative arrangement on public transport fares and in consideration of the plight of drivers, commuters, and the general public.
It also cited current trends on the international market and their impact on domestic fuel.
During an interview with Joy News, the Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), Imoro Abbas revealed plans of engaging the government on what the upward adjustment percentage should be.
“We have no choice because we initially asked for the government to scrap some of the taxes, but they were not prepared to do that. So we have no option but to come out with an upward adjustment to lorry fares,” he told Ayisha Ibrahim.