Some drivers in Ghana have refused to reduce transport fares by 10% as directed by the government, leaving commuters disappointed and frustrated.
The government had announced the fare reduction on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, following a series of decreases in fuel prices, which had reduced the cost of operation for transport operators.
The new fares were supposed to take effect from Wednesday, May 17, 2023, and bring some relief to the public who use public transport.
However, some drivers have ignored the directive and continue to charge the old fares.
The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), which represents most of the drivers, has asked the public to bear with them until they meet on Monday to decide on the next course of action.
The Industrial Relations Officer of the GPRTU, Abass Imoro told Citi Business News that “There was a problem which came out with the reduction of 10%, so we said there should be cease-fire. We are pleading with the general public to continue with the old fares till our leadership meets on Monday to look at the way forward.”