The Concerned Drivers Association of Ghana (C-DAG) has announced a 40% increase in national transportation fares beginning Monday, January 17, 2022.
The Association stated in a press release dated January 10 that the upward adjustment was necessitated by the unbearable hardships that drivers are currently experiencing.
According to C-DAG, the increase is influenced by a number of factors, including the price of gasoline at the pump, the increase in vehicle prices, and the increase in spare parts and lubricants.
“It must be noted that we commiserate with Ghanaians on the current economic hardship but in order to keep us in business, we are left with no other option but to adjust transport fares a little upward which is a 40% increment,” part of the statement reads.
“It must be noted that we also experience the economic conditions of the country. It has become extremely difficult for us to manage our homes as prices of basic commodities, including sachet water have also seen an upward increment,” they added.
The Association urged Ghanaians to embrace the new “transport fares when it takes effect from Monday, January 17, 2022.”
The Association also advised Ghanaians to avoid fighting drivers and conductors when the new fares go into effect.