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See list of new fares as drivers commence implementation of 20% increase

Public transport fares have gone up by at least 20 percent across some parts of the country, despite a warning by the government for drivers not to increase the fares.

The Ministry of Transport, in a directive issued on Sunday, April 14, 2024, called on the Ghana Police Service and other security agencies to apprehend any driver found contravening the existing fare regulations.

The ministry urged drivers to keep charging the current fees set by the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) of the TUC and the Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GRTCC), as negotiations for revised public transport fares continue with the Road Transport Operators due to the recent surge in fuel prices and operational costs.

It now appears the drivers have called the bluff of the government by increasing the fares without any public announcement of an agreement by the ministry.

Most drivers of commercial public transport vehicles, popularly known as ‘trotro’, in the nation’s capital Accra have commenced charging new fares which shows a 20 percent increase across board.

GhanaWeb has obtained copies of some of the new fares commuters in the nation’s capital are paying.

Public transport users from the Kaneshie ‘trotro’ station going towards the 37 Military Hospital, Madina, Adenta, who used to pay GH¢7, GH¢8 and GH¢9, respectively, are now paying GH¢8.50, GH¢9.60 and GH¢11.60.

For travellers from the Circle ‘trotro’ station, the fares for Odorkor, Dzorwulu and Kasoa have increased from GH¢4.50, GH¢5.50 and GH¢9 to GH¢5.40, GH¢6.60 and GH¢11 respectively.

See the full list of fares in Accra below:

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