Ghana: Uncertainty in Delivery Fares Adjustment in Accra


Assessments by means of the Ghanaian Instances in Accra the day past confirmed that whilst some shipping operators adjusted shipping fares upwards by means of about 20 according to cent, others are but to do similar as they have been expecting approval from their union leaders.

The placement comes off the again of a press release by means of the Ghana Personal Street Delivery Union (GPRTU) to authorise the operators to check shipping fares upwards.

Some shipping operators and passengers in separate interviews with the Ghanaian Instances at Circle both reported of about 20 according to cent increment in fares or no increment.

Mr William Abaka, Vice Chairman, Biakoye Highways of the GPRTUat the Neoplan Station who showed the improvement, stated the adjustment had develop into essential because of emerging gas costs.

He defined that the operators were hit arduous persistently for a while now by means of top costs of petroleum merchandise.

Mr Abaka stated the union now charged GH¢22 as fare to Asamankese from an preliminary fare of GH¢19 and GH¢35 to Kade from an preliminary worth of GH¢29.

He famous the fare to Tema which was once GH¢10 is now GH¢12, Dowenya, from GH¢12 to GH¢14 whilst Prampram was once now GH¢16from an preliminary fare of GH¢ 14.

Mr Isaac Esilfi, a driving force on the station lamented concerning the consistent build up in gas costs, including that it was once burdening their value of residing.

He stated that they had no choice than to extend the fares so they might join up the costs of gas.

Any other passenger who gave her identify as Jemima Afutu stated shipping operators had been thoughtful, and that the federal government had to as an issue of urgency come to assistance from Ghanaians because the hardship within the device was once worsening.

As a broker in plastics, she stated she paid such a lot in transporting her wares and that affected her income.

Any other passenger, who gave her identify as Ana famous that the fare fromAdenta to Circle which was once GH¢5 was once now GH¢6.50 whilst Teiman to Abokobi higher from GH¢1.70p to GH¢2.50p.

She stated the placement took her by means of marvel when the conductor demanded for the quantity on her strategy to paintings.

Ms Ana stated she vehemently resisted however later gave in as a result of she simply needed to recognize the placement at the floor.

A passenger on the station who gave his identify as Godwin Kedzlo mentioned that he had no purpose to whinge as he was once mindful of the present state of the financial system and the hardships confronted by means of all.