Calls to reduce transport fares is not a bad call – Oppong Nkrumah

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Minister of Information

The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has stated that the public call to reduce transportation fare following the government’s decision to lift the ban to allow public transports to load their full capacity is not a bad call.

Speaking in an interview on an Accra-based radio station, Mr Nkrumah said the Presidents’ decisions were informed by expert advice. 

The transport fares were recently adjusted by 15% following transport operators justifying that they were making losses by not loading their full capacity because they have to adhere to the social distance measures due to COVID-19. 

The transport operators had initially proposed an increment of 50% but was rejected by the government.

Commercial vehicles operating at full capacity, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah says pose lesser risks to people in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic than religious gatherings.

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