The Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council has justified the 15% increment in transport fares expected to take effect on Thursday April,6, 2017.
The union on Monday April,4, 2017 released a publication indicating the increase.
According to the union, the factors for the increment were influenced by prevailing prices as at February 2016.
The transport operators have also dismissed reports that the increase is high, contrary to concerns expressed by consumers.
The General Secretary of the Ghana Transport Coordinating Council, Andrew Kwesi Kwakye who spoke to Citi Business News said the new fares will be published at the various transport terminals for the benefit of consumers.
He pointed out that the new fares would be made available to help prevent confusion at the various transport terminals.
“We will actually do a transport sensitization where we will paste the transport fares at the various terminals and bus stops so that when we start implementing the prices from Thursday there will not be the usual confusion that comes along with new transport fares,” he assured.
By: Anita Arthur/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana