The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) and other road transport companies have announced a 15.3 percent cut in tariffs.
The new tariffs will go into effect on Monday, December 19, and will apply to shared taxis, intra-city and inter-city transportation, and haulage.
This news was made in a press release published on Friday, December 16.
The statement was released during a last-minute meeting with stakeholders, following increased requests for a downward reassessment of rates due to the recent slight decrease in petroleum product prices.
The most recent fee increase was 19 percent, although stakeholders stated the percentage drop took into account the hardship of drivers, commuters, and the general public.
“We kindly request all commercial transport operators to comply with the new fares and post same at their loading terminals,” the joint statement said.
“We further request all operators, commuters and the general public to kindly cooperate for the successful implementation of the new fares.”