The Ministry of Transport has requested the public to disregard the alleged 30% increase in transport fares by Ghana’s Commercial Transport Operators from January 22.
The Ministry noted that there had not been any negotiations with the transport unions to warrant an increment.
The statement was in response to an announcement made by the Commercial Transport Operators of Ghana.
The operators claimed that the increment was a result of a “substantial rise in the costs of lubricants and spare parts, coupled with increment on DVLA service charges” which it indicated is having a significant impact on the livelihoods of its members.
“The proposal for a fare increase aims to address the drivers’ financial challenges and ensure the sustainability of the public transportation industry in Ghana,” the commercial transport operators added in the press release.
But the statement issued by the Ministry said “There has not been any negotiation with the transport operators for a review of the transport fares. We therefore urge the general public to disregard the purported increase.”
“When it becomes necessary for such negotiations and the decisions are taken, the general public will be appropriately informed, as has been done in the past.”