Transport fares remain unchanged

metro-mass-mahama-busTransport fares remain unchanged since the January 4, petroleum products price increases from 18 to 27 percent.

The increase was occasioned by the passage of the Energy Sector Levy (ESL) by Parliament in December 2015.

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) had announced plans to increase transport fares following the increase but as at yet, prices remain the same.

Many commuters questioned the increases as they claimed that there has been a drastic drop in crude prices on the international market.

Mr Kumson, a driver at Dansoman, said the price hike is really a problem to them since so much is often spent to keep their vehicles in shape.

Mr Owureku, a commuter, said the recent hike in utility and fuel prices would have an effect on food prices and the cost of living would go higher.

Mr Kakraba, a taxi driver, said he will be very grateful to government if fuel prices are lowered as currently a gallon of petrol is now GHC15.59 and a gallon of diesel is GHC14.76.

Source: GNA

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