Trotro bus operators to meet tomorrow over new fares

An Accra Nissan Urvan trotro bus takes off from the Swanmill trotro station in Accra. The man in blue shirt is the conductor whose job is at this point is to close the door. His footwear blends with the street color; making it invisible.
An Accra Nissan Urvan trotro bus takes off from the Swanmill trotro station in Accra. The man in blue shirt is the conductor whose job is at this point is to close the door. His footwear blends with the street color; making it invisible.

Trotro bus stakeholders will meet tomorrow to decide on new trotro fares. It may be recalled that fuel prices have gone up at the onset of the new year but trotro prices remained the same because the union leaders were waiting for all stakeholders to meet over increases.

It is very certain that a new price will emerge after their meeting Thursday in Accra, the capital city. Typically, it will be an upward percentage review.  Though gasoline is not the only factor that influences trotro prices, it is estimated that the new price will be about 17% because petroleum costs also incremented by that margin.

In Ghana, fuel prices as well as transport fares are not controlled by Government but rather set by operators and unions.

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