Following the decrease in fuel prices, the Concerned Drivers Association of Ghana announced a 15.3% drop in current transportation charges.
This information was communicated to the general public in a statement issued by the association today, December 16, 2022.
A portion of the press release also indicated that if not for the high pricing of replacement components, the decrease may have been greater than the agreed 15.3%.
The drivers also urged the government to slash duty expenses in order to shorten the supply chain for replacement parts, which would require them to reduce transportation fees significantly.
The communique reads;
“Despite the reduction, transportation fares have not been reduced but broader consultation with stakeholders is still ongoing to look into the call for fares reduction.”
“Although the current increase in the prices of spare parts and lubricants is making the reduction in fares almost impossible and the margin of reduction is very bad,” passengers are assured of a “15.3% reduction in fares effective Monday 19 /12/2022.”
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Transport has informed Ghanaians that transportation rates will be reduced from Monday, December 19, 2022.
Hassan Tampuli, Deputy Transport Minister, confirmed this in an interview with Citi News.
According to a statement from the government, agreements with transportation operators resulted in a slight reduction in fares.
“We understand that the fares will definitely come down. It is the margin of reduction that we are still negotiating. We are waiting for the next pricing window on Friday [December 16, 2022].
“So when the new prices are announced, we will see the clearest picture and we will see the percentage margin for the reduction of fares. We do not have the full picture until the window opens on Friday. Hopefully, by Monday, the general public should see a reduction in transport fares,”