Road Transport Operators have announced in a press release today, Friday, December 16, 2022 that there would be a reduction in transport fares by 15.3%, effective Monday, December 19, 2022.
This announcement was after the various stakeholders in the industry met to conduct a review on the transport fares so as to reach an agreement on an acceptable level of fare reduction proportionate with the current fuel prices.
Several complaints from commuters and the general public on the refusal of public operators to reduce the fare despite the recent reduction in the price of fuel necessitated this meeting.
Consequently, the two general secretaries of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) and the Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GRTCC), Mr. Godfred Abulbire and Mr. Emmauel Ohene Yeboah, respectively on behalf of their organizations, signed the agreement to endorse the implementation of this new reduction in fares.
As per the agreement signed, the fare rate covers the following types of road transport operations; shared taxis, intra-city(tro-tro), intercity (long distance) and haulage.
The Road Transport Operators on this note requested that all Commercial Transport Operators comply with the new fares implemented and further urged them to post same at their loading stations.
They also requested from all Operators, Commuters as well as the General Public’s cooperation for effective implementation of the new fares. The unions further assured all transport operators and the general public of their continuous work in pushing forward their interests.