In the President’s 14th Address update on issues related to Covid-19 and measures taken against the spread of the Covid-19 in Ghana on Sunday, 26th July, 2020, eased some of the restrictions placed on Ghanaians as a result the Covid-19 pandemic.
President Nana Akuffo Addo in announcing some of the directives for the second phase of ease of the restriction, said public transport operators can now operate full capacity.
This pronouncements made by the president was welcomed with mixed reaction because a couple of weeks ago, transport fares were increased to make up for the lost of revenue for drivers and transport operators due to the social distancing protocols observed in public transports. The agitations and the question on the lips of many Ghanaians were, will the transport fares now be reduced since the drivers will now be taking passengers to full capacity?
Well, the Road transport operators union have issued a press release directing a 10% reduction in transport fares beginning Saturday 1st August, 2020 and has entreated all their members to adhere to the directive.
Also in the release, they entreated all their members at various bus terminals to adhere to all the the safety protocols on Covid-19.
Read full press release below.