Transport fares up from today
Commuters will be hit by a 15 percent hike in their fares with effect from today, July 14.
The new fare announced today by the transport operators was reached after consultations between the Transport Ministry and the transport operators represented by the Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GRTCC).
A joint statement to that effect was issued by the General Secretaries of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) and Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GRTCC), Stephen K. Okudzeto and Alhaji Aliu Baba respectively.
The new transport fares cover intra-city (Trotro), inter-city (Long Distance) as well as taxi cabs.
The increment coincides with the price hike in petroleum products.
Petrol (premium) rose by 23.08 percent and from today will sell at GH¢3.36 a litre instead of GH¢2.73 per litre.
Kerosene saw an increase of 23.75 percent and diesel 22.01 percent.
Premix fuel goes up by 25.60 percent to GH¢1.57 per litre. Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) saw an increase of 15.68 percent, and will sell at GH¢3.32 per litre.
Metro Mass Transit Ltd. has however announced that its transport fares across the country would remain unchanged despite the 15% increment in transport fares.