The Concerned Drivers Association has announced plans to suspend its decision to raise transportation fares by 30%, which was set to go into effect on September 21, 2022.
The Association and True Drivers Union announced this week that they intend to raise transportation fares by 30%.
They claimed that the announced increase was due to an increase in fuel products, spare parts, and the government’s poor economic management.
The two groups also indicated that “Electricity tariffs, water tariffs, prices of spare parts, prices of food and pure water prices have all increased, hence we have no option than to also increase our fares.”
According to the unions, because of the aforementioned issues, “we are unable to make enough money to cater for our family and pay off our loans.”
However, Paa Willie, the leader of the Concerned Drivers, told Nyankonton Mu Nsem that the planned increase has been suspended.
The Ghana Private Road Transport Union had extended an invitation to them.
The GPRTU has agreed in principle with them on the need to raise transportation fares.
The GPRTU had previously stated that if fuel prices rose by more than 10%, it would raise fares.
The mother body will meet with the two groups and decide how to proceed.
As a result, the Concerned Drivers have announced that the decision to raise fares by 30% has been halted.