The Transport Fare Review Committee of the Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GRTCC) has asked all commercial drivers and transport owners to maintain the current transport fares until further notice.
Although some commercial drivers have already began increasing transport fares, the committee has asked commuters not to pay these new charges, as they are illegal.
According to a report by Citi FM online, the committee will make its final decision on the transport fares at one of its bi-annual meeting on March 30.
Speaking to Citi News, the general secretary of the GRTCC, Andrews Kwakye said, "the practice is that, we come out with the official price of the road transport office. All that is happening in the system means that they [the new fares] are all illegal. They were not supposed to increase their fares without our consent.”
Meanwhile, the GRTCC has urged the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) to call the drivers in their union to order. According to Mr Kwakye, the GRTCC was making efforts to bring the transport fare increase situation under control.
“By now, the task-force from GPRTU must have moved to the various stations we have identified as having increased their fares, and they are going to work and probably let them come back to the old fares that they were charging,” Mr. Kwakye said.