The Concerned Drivers Association of Ghana (C-DAG) has hinted of transport fares going up by 40% from Monday, January 17, 2022.

According to the Association, the increment even though cannot bring an ultimate comfort to them it can only ameliorate the unbearable hardship facing drivers.

“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 option but to adjust transport fares a little upwards which is a 40% increment.

“Price of fuel commodities at the pumps of the various Oil Marketing Companies. Ghanaians agree with us that fuel commodities have seen a consistent upward increment and will even soon see another increment as predicted by the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC),” the National President for the Association, Paa Willie stated.

He said the prices of cars continue to increase on a daily basis due to high duty rates of the ports. “This situation makes it even more difficult to defray the cost of vehicles causing car owners to increase daily sales of drivers.”

The National President also mentioned the increment of spare parts and lubricants coupled with poor roads in the country adding that “drivers are heavily burdened as we have to rapidly change vehicle parts.”

“Our partners, mechanics who replace these parts have also increased their service changes. Essential engine parts and lubricants have also had their prices increased. For instance, a 4 and half liter engine lubricant which used to sell at GHC65 is now sold to us at GHC110.

“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,” he added.

Source: Ghana/ Dzidzoamenu