Transport operators and drivers in Western North Region have improved transportation fares by more than 25 percent.
This follows the directives by the Ghana Private Road Transportation (GPRTU) for motorists to reduce the amount of travellers travelling in buses and taxi cabs to make sure social distancing.
Travellers traveling from Sefwi -Waiwso the Regional funds to Sefwi- Asawinso for instance, now pay 12.00 cedis instead of nine cedis symbolizing 33.3 per cent increase.
The fares from Sefwi- Asawinso in the Waiwso Municipality to Debeiso in the Bia West District has enhanced from 12.00 to 15.00 cedis, although fares from Enchi in the Aown Municipality to Dadieso in the Suaman District has greater from 18.00 to 20.00 cedis.
From Sefwi-Bodi to Akontombra travellers now pay back 15.00 as a substitute of 12.00 cedis even though from Debeiso to Adabokrom increased from 10.00 to 14.00 cedis.
Some motorists explained to the Ghana Information Agency, that they decided to increase the fares as a outcome of the reduced selection of passengers to guarantee social distancing.
Travellers and inhabitants expressed be concerned about the situation, stressing that they did not comprehend why transportation fares in the Region had increased though fares in other regions remained unchanged.
They known as on the transportation Ministry and Western North Regional Coordinating Council, to carry motorists to order considering that the raise was far too considerably for them to bear.