Concerned Drivers Association has declared the second time to increase transport fares by 40% and it will take effect on Monday, January 17, 2022.
According to the group, the decision to increase transport fares has been necessitated by the economic hardship the country is facing and its negative impact on their work.
The group in a statement said the high cost of fuel, high import duty on vehicles, increase in the cost of spare parts and vehicle lubricants are among the reasons for its decision.
“We commiserate with Ghanaians on the current economic hardship but in order to keep us in business, we are left with no other option but to adjust transport fares a little upward which is a 40% increment… It has become extremely difficult for us to manage our homes as prices of basic commodities including sachet water have also seen an upward increment,” they said in the statement.
The Association urged Ghanaians to embrace the new “transport fares when it takes effect from Monday, January 17, 2022.”
The Association also encouraged Ghanaians to avoid fighting drivers and their conductors when the new fares are implemented.