Transport Ministry announces reduction of transport fares

Commercial Road Transport Operators
Commercial Road Transport Operators

The Ministry of Transport has announced a reduction in transport fare effective Monday, 19th December, 2022. The Deputy Transport Minister, Hassan Tampuli has revealed the negotiation plans for fare reduction.

In an interview with the media, the Minister said, the Ministry is mediating for a good margin in order to meet the demands of passengers and also help the transport operators. He disclosed that, by Monday, 19th December 2022 the new transport fares will be let-out by the appropriate institutions.

As of Friday, 16th December, 2022, fuel prices have been reduced across many fuel stations in the country. Diesel’s price per litre is around GH¢15. With petrol, the public except a significant reduction as well.

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Godfred Abulbire, the General Secretary of GPRTU promised the public of a reduced transport fares by Monday.

The demand for adjusting transport fares came to light after it was announced that fuel prices have been reduced significantly. “Once the fuel prices have come down, the fares will be reduced. The reduction is obvious. Fare increment is not in the interest of anybody,” GPRTU General Secretary said.

He also said, “Today, what we have discussed is to arrive at the margin for reduction that the general public and operators will equally be satisfied with. So on, Monday, we will conclude on the actual margin.”

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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