Many Ghanaians were wondering why there is a depreciation in dollar along the cedi but however the transport fares and goods has not been reduced.
The ministry of Transport says Ghanaians should expect a decrease of transport fares on Monday, December 19, 2022.
The declaration comes after the reduction in fuel prices at some pumps.
Diesel is likely to be sold at Gh¢ 15 per liter in the following pricing window on Friday, December 16, 2022, Although the price of petrol is anticipated to cast further.
The Ministry further said it’s talkin terms with transport operators to reduce the fares to a perimeter that will be well-dispose to passengers and transport operators.
Hassan Tampuli, the Deputy Transport Minister, in an interview with Citi news, said:
“We understand that the fares will by all odds come down. It is the margin of discussion that we are still negotiating. We are expecting for the next prices are declared, we see the most well defined picture and will see the percentage margin for the reduction of fares. We do not have replete picture until the window opens on Friday.
Hopefully, by Monday, the general public should see a decrease in transport fares”.
The Secretary General of Ghana Private Road and Transport Union (GPRTU), Godfred Abulbire, guarantee Ghanaians to hold their breath and expect some reduction soon.
“Once the fuel prices have come down, the fares will be decreased. The reduction is apparent. Fares increment is not in the interest of anybody. Today, what we have discussed is to get in at the perimeter for reduction that the general public and operators will evenly be gratified with. So on Monday, we will resolve on the actual margin,” Said Mr. Godfred.
A meeting between the Ministry of Transport and transport operators on December 15, 2022, for a decrease fares concluded in standstill.