30% increment in Trotro fares has led to the usual confrontation between drivers, their conductors (mates) and passengers. An increase in fuel prices triggers such increases which end up being transferred to passengers.
However, Trotro drivers have increased the lorry fare by 30% which illegal and very high. This has led to serious confrontations between passengers and commuters. NewsGhana24 hit the road, as usual, to find out the reality.
It turned out to be true. Divers plying Kasoa to Adjiringanor in East legon have increased the lorry fare by GHS1.20 as they currently charge GHS5.20 instead of the approved 15% increase which should be GHS4.60.
We questioned the driver and the mate as to why they have increased the lorry fare on the 7th when they are actually supposed to increase it on the 11th. This question led to a serious argument, the driver refused to continue the trip and parked insisting on taking the 30% increased lorry fare.
Our correspondent’s report showed that the driver and his mate had a printed lorry fair list which they received from the Adjiringanor branch of the GPRTU per their own confession.
Deputy Minister for Transport, Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover, has come out to say the 30% increment in Trotro fares is illegal and should be stopped. However, the drivers are already charging the fair.
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