10% 'lorry fare' increment begins today

10% 'lorry fare' increment begins today

- The Road Transport Operators announced last Tuesday, September 10, 2019, announce a 10% increment in public transport fares

- The increment according to them is expected to cover intra-city transportation and inter-city or long distance travels

- The increment were brought on by the mid-year budget review and subsequent Parliamentary approval

Road Transport Operators last Tuesday, September 10, 2019, announced a 10% increment in public transport fares to cover intra-city transportation and inter-city or long distance travels.

A statement from the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) and the Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council which announced the increment said the increase is “to accommodate predominantly an increase in fuel prices.”

The increment was brought on by the mid-year budget review and subsequent Parliamentary approval which saw an upward adjustment in the Road Fund Levy (RFL), the Energy Debt Recovery Levy (EDRL) and the Price Stabilization and Recovery Levy (PSRL).

10% 'lorry fare' increment begins today

Statement from Road Transport Operators Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) announced that there would be an increment in transport fares by 10%.

The supposed increment would take effect from Monday, September 16, 2019.

According to a statement from the Union, the new fares would cover intra-city transportation popularly known as Trotro, intercity or long distance trips and shared taxis.

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Explaining the basis for the increment, the union said the various components that go into the running of commercial transport services have gone up.

The last time fares were increased was in January 2018.

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