The leadership of a group calling itself the Concerned Drivers Union will from today increase its transport fares by 30 percent, following the increases in fuel prices.
Commercial drivers are also dealing with reduced income because of their reduced intake and adherence to COVID-19 social distancing protocols.
In an interview by Citi News monotiored by Elsie’s Opinari, The Vice-chairman of the group, David Agboado, indicated that they have directed their members across the country to increase transport fares.
He explained that passengers would have to bear the cost of the recent fuel increment.
“We are telling our passengers that from [today] on, when you go out, calculate 30 percent extra of what you used to pay,” Mr. Agboado noted.
He further said he did not expect the police to interfere with their decision to increase fares, adding that the union has been sensitising commuters on the expected increase.
Mr. Agboado, however, threatened protests if the police tried to hamper their attempts to increase fares.
“If the police do that, on Tuesday, no vehicle, absolutely no vehicle will move within the 16 regions.