Effective August 1, 2020 commercial drivers are to reduce transport fares by 10 percent.
The decision comes after a call by the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers Ghana (COPEC) following the President’s decision to lift the restriction placed on commercial vehicles in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
President Akufo-Addo in his 14th address to the nation on the measure adopted by his government to fight COVID-19 announced that commercial buses and taxis are to load at full capacity.
“In consultation with the Ministries of Transport and Aviation and the leadership of transport operators, Government has taken the decision to lift the restrictions in the transport sector, and allow for full capacity in our domestic airplanes, taxis, trotros and buses.” the president said in his address.
Road Transport Operators in a joint communique stated that the fares have been adjusted downward to five percent (5%) to accommodate for the operational loses incurred during the period of the lockdown and social distancing protocols.