The change Ghanaians voted for has come as transports fares shot up to 13 percent on 5th June
From Saturday June 5, 2021, public transport fares will increase by 13 percent.
Road transport operators announced the increase in a press statement issued Wednesday, June 2, 2021.
The increment will affect intercity (tro-tro), intercity (long distance) and shared taxis.
The decision, according to the operators, is to accommodate the recent increase in fuel prices.
The statement dated June 2, 2021, was jointly signed by the general secretaries of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), Mr Godfred Abulbire and Mr Emmanuel Ohene Yeboah of the Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GRTCC).
“Upon consultations, Government has also assured us by a letter from the Ministry of Finance that the suspension of the quarterly income tax paid by owners of ‘tro-tros’ and taxis will be extended to cover Intercity commuter vehicles to reduce the operational cost. We, therefore, encourage the government to keep to its commitment in this regard.”