Transport fares to increase by 30% on September 21st
Customers who use commercial car services will notice at least a 30% increase in the fares they pay starting on September 21, 2022.
The public transport unions indicated that starting on September 21, 2022, there would be a 30% increase in fares.
The Concerned Drivers Association and True Drivers Union released the statement.
The rise is “Due to the augmentation in petroleum products, spare parts and the inadequate management of the economy by the government,” according to unions.
The statement read, “We have no choice but to increase our charges as electricity tariffs, water tariffs, spare part prices, food prices, and sachet water prices have all increased.”
Because of the aforementioned problems, “we are unable to produce enough money to provide for our family and pay off our loans,” the unions claim.
Thus, the transportation unions asked for the public’s support.
“As previously said, we are inviting the general people to work with us on our new fares commencing September 21, 2022,” the statement continued.
In May, transportation costs increased by 20 per cent.
The nationwide average price for gasoline and diesel as of May 9, 2022, when the new rates went into effect, was GH9.41 for gasoline and GH11.12 for diesel.
At this time, the cost of gasoline per litre has surpassed GH11, while the cost of diesel per litre is currently over GH14 at most gas stations.