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Transport fares are set to reduce by 10 percent after operators were allowed to return to normal business.

The reduction will take effect from August 1.

This announcement is after the transport operators held a meeting with the Transport Ministry.

The Vice-chairman of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union Robert Sarbah also noted that the decrease was “in view that the social distancing is no longer applicable in the commercial vehicles.”

The union was in the meeting which also had representatives from the Progressive Transport Owners’ Association, State Transport Company, Metro Mass and VIP, among others.

Transport fares increased by 15 percent in July because operators were struggling with the limit on passengers because of the social distancing brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fuel prices had also begun to increase after initial drops during the onset of the pandemic.

But President Akufo-Addo, on Sunday, July 26, 2020, announced that commercial vehicles could now take their full capacities.

What followed were calls from the public asking transport operators to revert to the old fares.

 

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