Lorry fares to go up by 10% from Feb 22 - Drivers association announce

Lorry fares to go up by 10% from Feb 22 - Drivers association announce

- Transport fares to anywhere across the county will be increased by 10% from February 22, 2021

- The increment of the fare was informed by the increasing service charges and some taxes at the DVLA and the ports

- Ghanaians are entreated to comply with it and desist from picking fights with the transport owners when the fare is mentioned

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The National Drivers Association of Ghana has announced that transport fares to anywhere across the country will be increased by 10% from February 22, 2021.

The association wants all of its members to abide by the directive from the said date.

The increment of the fare is influenced by the increasing service charges and some taxes at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority(DVLA) and the ports.

Lorry fares to go up by 10% from Feb 22 - Drivers association announces
Lorry fares to go up by 10% from Feb 22 - Drivers association announces
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“As we speak, the service charge at DVLA has been increased to 15%, tariffs on spare parts increased to 40%, tariff on Lubricants increased by 25%."

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The association has called on Ghanaians to comply with the introduction of the new fares and desist from picking fights with the transport owners when the fare is mentioned.

The National Drivers Association also made a passionate appeal to all drivers to ensure passengers put on a nose mask before boarding their vehicles, to check the spread of the coronavirus.

In other news, the increase in fuel prices has become so rampant that most transport owners have learned to live with the occasional rise in prices.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that fuel prices were expected to go up by over 2 percent per litre across various pumps in the country.

In a report filed by Ghanaweb.com, the increase is based on figures provided by the Bulk Oil Distribution Companies.

Some major pumps across the country were selling at the new price, GH¢5.00 per litre while others were still selling at the old price, GH¢4.85.

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Ahead of the increment, the Institute for Energy Security (IES) projected fuel prices on the local market to increase marginally in the first pricing window of January 2021.

According to the IES, for the period under review, fuel prices have appreciated locally.

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