Government through the Ministry of Transport has revealed its decision to push for a downward review of transport fares following the 15% increase in fares as reported on Sunday, January 31.
Deputy Minister of Transport, Joyce Bawa Mogtari, said despite the decision of the unions, her outfit will still push for a downward review.
The latest increase of between 18 to 30 percent in the prices of petroleum products, was occasioned by the passage of the Energy Sector Levy (ESL) by Parliament in December last year. A gallon of petrol now sells around Ghc15.40 pesewas with diesel going for Ghc14.50 pesewas. The price of LPG has also gone up by about 18 percent. The last time transport fares were increased was in June 2015 when it went up by 15%.