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Trotro fares increase by 15%

Trotro operators have increased their fares by 15%. This increment follows a long standing dispute with state regulators since January 2020.

Under the previous government fares were reviewed upwards  biannually to compensate for cost of fuel,insurance and maintenance of vehicles buy the current administration has substantially ignored this convention: leading to losses by the transport operators.

The trotro owners aren’t satisfied with the new percentage increase because at the onset of covid-19 they reduced boarding capacity in order to observe health rules. The reduction further reduced their earnings.

Trotro drivers in Accra have largely complied with the announced percentage increase but a lot more eagerly await further increment.

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Accra Trotro Fares

Trotro operators persist with demands for fare increase

Trotro operators have not backed down with their demands for higher fares in view of lowered passenger capacity.

Since April 3020 when covid-19 measures to seat less people aboard trotro buses were introduced by authorities, operators have complained about reduced earnings and have elaborately complained about outright losses.

In their latest warning,the trotro owners are intent on arbitrarily reviewing fares upwards if the government their pricing partner does not accede to their concerns.

Trotro fare increments are historically in the ten percentiles but in an election year, its very unlikely the government will not want to incur any further unpopularity with  trotro fare increment.

 

 

 

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Accra trotro Accra Trotro Fares

Accra trotro fares may go up in the coming weeks

Accra trotro fares may go up in the coming days as trotro drivers complain about inability to break even.

The drivers mention that current operational costs have been heightened by covid19 reduced seating, exorbitant spare parts and unwillingness of government to adhere to automatic fare increment conventions.

Trotro fare increments are historically 10 to 20 percent but may take effect immediately after announcement.

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Accra Trotro Fares

Trotro fares – find how much money you need to add for new fares

We bring to our readers how much they need to add to their existing fares when paying for trotro services. This table is based on the 10% official increment though for reasons of approximation and convenience you may find some increases showing as 11%+-

We shall post fares to all destinations in due course.

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Accra Trotro Fares

Varying increment of trotro fares

Though its now fully established that trotro fares have increased since June 1, 2018, commuters are yet to find out about the real rate of increment.  A survey of fares across the city and the Metropolis indicate that some trotro operators are charging between 12 to 15 percent increments.

The disparity arises partly due to the fact that there are various transport unions in Ghana and each one may have determined their own rate. The Ghana Private Road Transport Union, which is better known, has announced a trotro fare increase of 10% but another agency, the Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council, GRTCC, has counter announced a fare increase of of 15%.

It appears that drivers belonging to the GPRTU are charging GRTCC fares because the margins are greater.

Its expected that the Unions will provide a joint statement whether each Union will charge their own rate or adopt a common fare increment.

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Accra Trotro Fares

Increase in trotro fares 2018

Some trotro unions across the city have increased their  transport fares by 10%.  The fare increase is in response to  higher cost of operating transport services. In Ghana, determination of trotro fares are typically held with Government but over the past year, the unions have not been able to get the new administration to accept fare increases notwithstanding their justification that operational costs have gone high.

The trotro operators mention that taxation on fuel keeps going up and that drives fuel prices to increment as well. They also speak about cost of high cost replacement parts.

Per mutual understanding between government and the trotro owners, fare increments will be announced twice a year and that agreement had been honored by the previous administration. But its speculated that the new government would not want to incur the  displeasure of commuters with such an announcement and had therefore sought to defer such increases.

Transport fares are sensitive in the city because 70% of commuters rely on trotro buses for carriage.

We shall update our trotro fare schedules in due course.

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Accra Trotro Fares

Difference between 2016 and April 2017 Accra trotro fares

Trotro fares in Accra were recently increased by a 15% margin.  We publish below the fare as it was in 2016 and  as it is now. Please note that GPRTU calculates the trotro fares in bands and prices are rounded off in many instances so not every fare will be exactly 15% increase.

FARES

2016

2017

4.00

4.60

3.90

4.50

3.80

4.40

3.70

4.30

3.60

4.10

3.50

4.00

3.40

3.90

3.30

3.80

3.20

3.70

3.10

3.60

3.00

3.50

2.90

3.30

2.80

3.20

2.70

3.10

2.60

3.00

2.50

2.90

2.40

2.80

2.30

2.70

2.20

2.50

2.10

2.40

2.00

2.30

1.90

2.20

1.80

2.10

1.70

2.00

1.60

1.80

1.50

1.70

1.40

1.60

1.30

1.50

1.20

1.40

1.10

1.30

1.00

1.20

0.90

0.90

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Accra Trotro Fares Ghana trotro GPRTU News

Trotro fares to go up by 15%

Trotro fares will go up by 15%, effective Thursday 6th April, 2017. The increment is in line with the bi annual fares review. The first review for this year has been overdue due to inability of the government to agree with the transport operators over whether they should increase the fares and by what percentage.

The Unions also believe that fare adjustment is a standing protocol that requires no further negotiation and that there have been increases in fuel  from the beginning of the year; which go to increase their cost of operation.

We shall obtain the new trotro fares and update our website.

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Accra Trotro Fares GPRTU News

Notice about Accra trotro fares – March 2017

Some drivers may have increased trotro fares in the city of Accra. They complain that the first bi-annual fare increment is long overdue whilst fuel prices keep increasing. They therefore make losses if they continue to charge old fares.

Fixing of trotro bus fares is a voluntary collaboration between government and the transport Unions. Its widely speculated that the new government doesnt want to agree to or announce an increment because it protested fare increment when it was in opposition. Analysts believe the party fears criticism and voter disappointment if it performs the adjustment which has been routine over the years.

Some trotro drivers who cant bear the loss have began charging rates they reason are appropriate. So you may pay a new fare the next time you board a trotro. Once an official comes through, we will revise the prices on our website.

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Accra Trotro Fares

Trotro fares to be increased for January 2017

Trotro fares will be increased soon.  Each year, the fares are reviewed upward twice to adjust for increase in fuel prices and inflation. Already fuel prices have been increased by 11%, making a upward review by the transport companies  imminent.

Pictured here is the forecourt of the Greater Accra regional secretariat of the GPRTU, the transport oversight association, located at Kinbu, Tudu, Accra Central.