Transport fares have been increased by 13 percent, a statement by the Transport Operators said on Wednesday.

The new fares will take effect from Saturday, June 5, the statement said.

“In line with the administrative Arrangement on Public Transport Fares the Road Transport operators have received the prices of various components that go into, the running of, commercial transport services.

“After long and difficult negotiations with stakeholders, a 13 percent upward adjustment in public transport fares across all category of services has been agreed upon. This is to accommodate predominantly an increase in the price of fuel,” a joint statement issued by the Ghana Private Road Transport Union(GPRTU of TUC) and the Ghana Road Tranport Coordinating Council(GRTCC) said.

The statement noted that the new fares will cover Inter-City(Trotro), Intercity(Long distance) and shared taxis.

“Members are kindly requested to comply with the new fares and post same at their loading terminals,” the statement urged.

Source: Ghana/ Fm