The Concerned Drivers Association of Ghana (C-DAG) says it will implement a 40% increment in transport fares across the country beginning on Monday, January 17, 2021.
The Association says this increment is premised on the unbearable hardship in the economy which is taking a great toll on their business.
According to a press statement released by the Concerned Drivers Association of Ghana, among a number of reasons which has necessitated this increase in fares are; the ever-increasing prices of fuel at the various pumps, the increase in prices of vehicles and their accompanied spare parts among a number of reasons.
In view of these reasons, the Association said although they commiserate with Ghanaians as we go through these difficult times, they have no other option than to adjust their fares upward in order to stay afloat.
“It must be noted that we commiserate with Ghanaians on the current economic hardship but in order to keep us in business, we are left with no other option but to adjust transport fares a little upward which is a 40% increment,” portions of the statement read.
It added that “it must be noted that we also experience the economic conditions of the country. It has become extremely difficult for us to manage our homes as prices of basic commodities, including sachet water have also seen an upward increment,” they added.