Transport fares to go up from June 4

By Clement Edward Kumsah
Transport fares

The Road Transport Operators (RTO) today June 1, 2018 announced an increase in transport fares by 10 percent across all categories of services.

The new transport fare will take effect from Monday, June 4, 2018.

In a statement released on Friday, June 1, 2018, the Road Transport Operators stated that the increase in the fares is to help drivers bear the cost of fuel.

“In line with the Administrative Arrangement on Public Transport Fares, the Roads Transport Operators have reviewed the prices of the various components that go into the running of commercial transport service and have increased public transport fares by 10% across all categories of the services. This is to accommodate predominantly  increase in the price of fuel.”

Public service transportation areas that would be affected by the 10 percent increase include, Intracity (Tro-Tro), Intercity(Long Distance) and shared taxis.

The RTO added that the initial increment was 15 percent,  but after series of meetings and consultation with the government, it was reduced to 10 percent.

Road Transportation Operators are urging all Ghanaians to comply with the new fare to avoid any public confrontation at public transportation station and stops.

“Even though we would have preferred an increase of 15 percent, upon consultation with Government, we have agreed to a 10% increase. The government has assured us that it will continue with the effort to prevent a steep rise in input cost. We, therefore, encourage the government to keep to its commitment in this regards.”

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