Today can report that the various transport unions in the Accra Metropolis are bracing themselves up to increase transport fares, following the recent increment in fuel prices.
Most taxi and ‘trotro’ drivers in and around Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra, according to information available to Today, are waiting for the new prices from their union heads.
Speaking in an interview with Today yesterday, Head of Tema Station Drivers Association of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) of Trades Union Congress (TUC), Mr. Phillip Nyarko, said the transport fares would only go up after consultation with the various unions.
He was however, quick to say that passengers must prepare themselves for the increment.
“At the moment transport fares have not been increased even though fuel prices have gone up,” he said.
A taxi driver at the Adabraka Cooperative Taxi Rank, Mr. Owusu Desmond, was not happy with the delay in transport fares increment, having seen government already increased fuel prices.
Meanwhile, Today yesterday gathered that some commercial drivers, particularly taxi drivers, had already increased their fares without waiting for their unions to determine for them.
A student of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), Miss Mavis Opoku Asare, told Today that before the recent increment she used to pay between Ghc15and Ghc20 from Dansoman to her school.
But, according to her, since the increment she now pays between Ghc25 and Ghc30.
Source: Ghana/todaygh.com/Mizpah Mensavie-Ayivor