The Road and Transport Operators has entreated commercial drivers and the general public to apply existing transport fares despite the increase in the price of fuel.
According to the group in an issued press statement, passengers are to “disregard any purported announcement in increase in fares until a new fare is announced.”
Its statement follows a decision by the Concerned Drivers Association to revise transport fares upwards to mitigate the effect of increased fuel prices by the government
Public Relations Officer for the Association, David Agboado told journalists that fares would be increased by 40 per cent come Monday despite NPA and the Energy Minister’s decision to reduce prices of fuel litre.
The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) on May 4, 2021, rescinded its decision to increase fuel prices by ¢0.17.
As of May 5, the Authority noted that the price of fuel per litre purchased by consumers would be reduced by nine pesewas.
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In response to the marginal decrease in price increment of petroleum products, the Road and Transport Operators says it has commenced negotiations with the relevant stakeholders to determine an appropriate fare that would be acceptable to both transport operators and the general public.
“The next round of negotiations has been scheduled for next week by which time, the appropriate fare adjustment would be made known to the general public,” portions of the statement added.
The group is therefore, urging the entire public to remain calm and cooperate as it works to ensure a successful review of the public transport fares.
Meanwhile, both transport operators and commuters have been advised to continue to adhere to safety protocols as all “precautionary directives on Covid-19 in all public vehicles and terminals are still in force.”
“Members and the general public are kindly requested to comply,” it added.
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