The Concerned Drivers Association of Ghana (C-DAG) rejects the 13% increment of public transport fares by the Ministry of Transport.
Foremost, they wish to state that, the 13% increment cannot help in any way to sustain their business. Thus, considering the rate of increment in spare parts and fuel commodities in recent times. The C-DAG rejects fare increment on transport fares due to some major reasons.
Speaking, they said if they agree to the proposal made by the government, they risk kicking themselves out of business.
In view of this, they wish to categorically state that, the actual increment in terms of percentage according to their calculations should have been 20%.
In spite of that, they are giving government up to two days to review the proposal.
Without mincing words, they shall implement the 20% increment starting from Saturday should government fail to grant for them what are seeking for.
It is a matter of knowledge to all Ghanaians the vehicular traffic situations drivers encounter to our main routes.
In recent times, it has taken drivers more than 10 hours to drive from Accra to Kumasi. Those crossing the Adome bridge have also encountered similar situations whilst those plying the Kasoa-Cape Coast stretch have also not been spared. It must be noted that, such traffic situations cause more consumption of fuel.
Also, they lamented about their troubles, causing their inability to render sales to their vehicle owners. This situation is sending us to our early graves gradually as we face continuous intimidation by our car owners.
Furthermore, they mentioned that, they the members of C-DAG and their colleagues with the GPRTU, Cooperative and PROTOA shall not countenance any form of intimidation. This they referred to any driver or by anyone from the National Security or any other state security agency.
Again, they shall not hesitate to invoke curses with schnapps and a black dog on anyone who dares to intimidate them. This they said would happen after their 20% increment.
However, they call on Ghanaians to rally behind them. This is because they believe that Ghanaian’s would be unhappy to see their businesses collapse. The C-DAG rejects fare increment at their advantage.
Live Long Ghana, Long Live C-DAG
Story by: Vera Aganu/pinkfmonlinegh.com