Lubricants account for 10% of 18% increase in fares

Some members of the Ghana Private Road and Transport Union (GPRTU) at the Tema Station in Accra, on Tuesday said the 18 per cent increase in fares comprised eight per cent insurance, road worthy certificates and other documents, while 10 per cent was for lubricants.

The Road Transport Operators of Ghana has released the fares for tro-tro, taxis and other commercial vehicles in the country following the increases in petroleum prices by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA).

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Ms Mary Esi Sekle, a passenger said increase in petroleum prices always led to clashes and disagreements between passengers, drivers and transport owners.

She noted that the increment would lead to increase in consumer products and people’s ability to purchase goods and services, which would affect the economy.

Mr Isaac Mensah, a tro-tro driver, said passengers had not complained about the new fares charged and were adjusting because they were familiar with the trend in increases in fuel prices.

Source: GNA

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