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.