A group of drivers known as the Concerned Drivers Association of Ghana has threatened to increase transport by 40 percent.
According to the group, the proposed increase has been necessitated by fuel price hikes at the pumps, the increment in prices of vehicle parts, among others.
The increment, according to the group, will begin on Monday, January 17, 2022.
In an interview with Citi Business News, the spokesperson of the driver group, David Agboado, urged all Ghanaians to embrace the new fares.
“We organized a nationwide strike, but there was an intervention from the Chief of Staff that we should come and have a dialogue, and we did that, hoping something good will come from there. And as I speak to you, nothing has come out. But if we keep on doing this back and forth, we will collapse as transport operators.”
“That’s why as concerned drivers, we have come out boldly to tell the public that we have to take 40% so that we can sustain ourselves in the transport business. So, the public should make up their minds and comply with it, so that we can take the 40% for us to sustain ourselves in the transport business, other than that we will collapse”, he said.
The concerned drivers association of Ghana earlier called on the government to scrap what it described as nuisance taxes on the price build-up for petroleum products.
The group together with the Ghana Private Road Transport staged a sit-down strike last year to drum home their concerns.