You will pay more for transport as drivers increase fares by 15 % today

You will pay more for transport as drivers increase fares by 15 % today

Trotro and taxi drivers in Accra have reportedly increased their transport fares.

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You will pay more for transport as drivers increase fares today

You will pay more for transport as drivers increase fares today

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) is yet to officially speak on the hike but passengers have confirmed the increase across various lorry stations.

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At the lorry station at the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange, there has been a 15% increase in the fares charged.

New Transport Fare

New Transport Fare

Passengers heading to Russia and Shukura, all suburbs in Accra, were initially paying GHC1.70 but are now paying GHC2.00. The longest trotro route within Accra, Ashaiman-St Johns will now be GHS8.05.

Others bus stations have reported a 10% increase in prices.

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However, some lorry station are yet to effect the price change. The New Town lorry park is one of such place where the prices have remained the same.

You will pay more for transport as drivers increase fares today

You will pay more for transport as drivers increase fares today

Speaking with the Accra-based Joy FM, some drivers associated the increase to a hike in fuel prices. "We have changed the money we charge because the filling station operators have increased prices of petrol," a driver who identified himself as Musa said.

"If fuel prices go down, we will also reduce the fares, he added.

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The increase in fuel prices have angered some passengers who are not eager to doll out extra money without an official confirmation.

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