Story by: Ishmael Barfi
Leadership of the Concerned Drivers Association of Ghana CDA-Ghana has called on its members to hold on with the increment of transport fares by 40% as communicated in their earlier statement on Monday, 10th January, 2022.
According to leadership, members are to stick to the old operational fares for all journeys through out the country.
The Association on 10th January, 2022 issued a Press Release with regards to the increment of transport fares by 40% starting Monday,17th January, 2022.
However, in another Press Release signed by its Chairman, Papa Willie issued to press today has urged its members to hold on the 40% increment of transport fares across the country.
To them, the suspension is not to mean increment in transport fares won’t happen looking at the uprise of fuel prices and other associated items on the market.
“We have not totally forgone the increment of Transport fares.”, it stressed.
“Adding that, the public outcry that met our earlier announcement has been considered”, it said.
“In view of that, a meeting shall be conveyed between leadership, Coalition of Transport Operators which comprises of GPRTU and other major stakeholders on Tuesday, January 18, 2022”. The Press Release stated.
Therefore “We wish to reiterate to our fellow Ghanaian Citizens and other nationals residing here in our country that, even today, the prices of fuel commodities have been adjusted upwards”
“A development further fortifying our quest to have fares increased thus this latest development has caused us to rethink our decision to have our earlier proposal reduced a bit”, it bemoaned.
On that note, the Concerned Drivers Association of Ghana therefore entreated all it’s drivers to stick to the old Transport fares and wait until an update from leadership on Wednesday.