Be patient with fare hikes – Transport council to drivers
The Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GRTCC) has appealed to drivers to be patient as the council looks at an upward review of transport fares.
Transport unions in the country met with officials of the Ministry of Transport on Thursday in an attempt to review transport fares following the increment of fuel prices.
The announcement of an upward review in transport fares was subsequently rescheduled in anticipation of an increase in road tolls.
However, reports suggest that some commercial drivers have already increased their fares.
In an interview with Citi News, the acting General Secretary of the GRTCC, Andrews Kwakye, said the delay in reviewing transport fares is because the council does not want to rush things.
“They should bear with us. We know buying at the current rates is affecting their income, but it is better we wait and do know the final thing to do than rushing into it, only to be hit with a second increment,” he said.
Prices of petrol and diesel have gone up by between 22% and 27% at the pumps.
Meanwhile, transport operators are eager to increase fares to commensurate with hikes in fuel prices.