The National Alliance of Digital Drivers is calling on their employers to adjust their fares upwards to make up for the increase in fuel prices.
According to the Association, the continuous hike in fuel prices is taking a toll on their finances.
A litre of fuel at the pumps crossed ed the GH¢7 mark in January this year and is now going for about GHC 7.40 at the pumps of some of the major Oil Marketing Companies in the 1st pricing window of February, 2022.
Speaking to Citi News, Chairman of the National Alliance of Digital Drivers, Bismark Fiifi Tetteh, said the commissions they make from the rides remain same even though the price of fuel products continues to surge.
“The fare must increase. This is because if I’m using the fuel, say I buy 100 cedis worth of fuel to work, I should be able to pay the owner of the car out of that fuel. I should be able to get something for the maintenance of the car and be able to pay the ride-hailing company their service charge. And then also there must be something for me to take home. That’s what we are looking for. The ride-hailing companies have to be considerate,” he said.
At the beginning of the year 2022, price of fuel at the major fuel pumps in the country was pegged at 6.65p. After several adjustments in the first two months of the year for the first and second pricing windows, fuel products have jumped to 7.45pesewas.