Commercial road transport operators in the country after a meeting on Monday, February 21, have resorted to increasing transport fares by some 15%.

The increment is expected to take effect from Saturday, February 26, 2022, NewsWireGH gathers.

The increment affects fares for shared taxis, intra-city (tro-tro) and intercity (long distance).

The transport unions had initially sought a 30% upward adjustment but a meeting with major stakeholders including government got the group to adjust its stance to 15%.

The increment according to the group is in line with the administrative arrangement on public transport fares and in consideration of the plight of drivers, commuters and the general public.

It also cited current trends on the international market and its impact on domestic fuel.

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