Government approves 15% increment in lorry fares; passengers to pay more from July 11

Government approves 15% increment in lorry fares; passengers to pay more from July 11

- Transport fares have been increased by 15 percent

- The increment is expected to take effect from Saturday, July 11, 2020

- The decision was taken after a meeting with transport operators on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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The government has approved a proposal from transport unions to increase transport fares by 15 percent.

The increment is expected to take effect from Saturday, July 11, 2020.

Speaking in an interview with Citi News, a deputy Transport Minister, Nii Kwartei Titus Glover said the decision was taken after a meeting with transport operators on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

Government approves 15% increment in lorry fares; passengers to pay more from July 11

Government approves 15% increment in lorry fares; passengers to pay more from July 11 Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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Titus glover said transport operators gave government alternative proposals one of which was to revert to carrying their usual full seating capacity or for the fares should be adjusted upwards.

According to him, after considering both proposals, government decided to approve the increment in transport fares.

“The transport unions made came with two applications that the government should allow them to run full seating capacity or we should allow them to increase the transport fares,”he said.

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In other news, the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) has called for stimulus packages for public transport operators in Ghana.

This, it said, would become necessary if the government hopes to prevent increases in fuel prices.

Information available shows that drivers who ply the Tarkwa-Takoradi road in the Western region increased their fares by 30% on 29 June.

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