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New transport fares in Ghana: These are the approved fares from GPRTU

Transport fares in Ghana have seen a 10 percent upward review effective today Monday, September 16, 2019.

The new transport fares in Ghana would affect inter-city transports, popularly known as Trotro, long-distance vehicles, and shared taxes.

The new fares were arrived at after consultations between the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), the Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council and the Transport Ministry.

Justifying the reason for the increment, the Union said the various components that go into the running of commercial transport services have gone up. 

Prices of various petroleum products have gone up, after the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) were directed by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), to start applying revised Energy Sector Levies.

Petrol has witnessed a ¢0.20 adjustment, while Diesel has also attracted ¢0.20 jump in price per litre.

Also the increment has become necessary after the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) directed the Oil Marketing Companies to begin applying the revised Energy Sector Levies.

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Furthermore, other indicators that has pushed for the 10% increment include; the Road Fund Levy, Energy Debt Recovery Levy, as well as the Price Stabilization and Recovery Levy which have all seen about 20 percent increment.

Nonetheless, Transport fares were last increased by the GPRTU in April 2017 by 15 percent.

Below are the list of the new transport fares in Ghana.

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