Transport operators in the Republic of Ghana, West Africa, have adjusted their fares upward by 10 percent effective Monday, 16th September, 2019.
The increment follows recent hikes in petroleum prices, which a section of the population including petroleum workers have kicked against with a claim that these increases are worsening their plight.
Fuel prices at the pump shot up last Monday from GHc5.19 per litre to about GHc5.39 for a litre, representing a 3.7% jump in previous figures at the pump.
The road transport operators, in a statement, said: “In line with administrative instrument on public transport fares, the road transport operators have reviewed the prices of various component that go into running of commercial transport services and have increased public transport fares by 10%.”
The statement explained that the increment is to accommodate predominantly an increase in the fuel prices.
The fares covered intra-city (trotro), inter-city (long distance) and shared taxis.
The statement called on drivers to post the fares list at the loading terminals so as to avoid any confrontation with the travelling public.