Transport fares are expected to go up by 15 per cent from today, February 26, 2022 across the country.

The Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GRTCC) announced the increment following weeks of engagement with the various unions.

But some of those unions, including the Committed Drivers Union, have rejected the level of increment, insisting they will go ahead with a 30 per cent hike.

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), which has the biggest member base, says it will ensure that all drivers are complying with the 15 per cent directive.

General Secretary of the GRTCC, Emmanuel Ohene Yeboah, has cautioned drivers against flouting the directive, saying those who charge unapproved would be arrested.

“The 15 per cent increase in transport still remains unchanged. It’s unfortunate we have some people going round social media and the traditional media saying they are not going to go by that.”

“We entreat the public to make sure they force the implementation as we’ve all agreed upon. If you do anything other than the directive given, it becomes illegal. We can get anyone who does that arrested and appropriate sanctions will be referred against him,” he warned.

The transport operators had earlier demanded a 30 per cent increment but that was reduced to 15 per cent after a meeting with government on Monday, February 21.

The increment will affect shared taxis, intra-city popularly known as ‘trotro’ and intercity transport.

The drivers say the hike has been necessitated by the increase in the price of fuel and the economic hardship the country is facing, which has affected their work.

Over the past few weeks, there has been a consistent increase in the price of fuel at the pumps, a situation many drivers have described as insensitive.

Below are the new fares:

15% adjustment of transport fares takes effect today
15% adjustment of transport fares takes effect today
15% adjustment of transport fares takes effect today
15% adjustment of transport fares takes effect today
15% adjustment of transport fares takes effect today

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