The Cameroonian government through the Ministry of Trade has announced a 50 FCFA increase in taxi fares across the national territory.
The information was made public by Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana, Trade Minister on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 — during a concertation with transporters’ Trade Unions.
According to the trade Minister, taxi fares will henceforth increase from 250 to 300 FCFA and 300 to 350 FCFA by night.
Children from 0 to 06 years old will be transported free of charge, those from 07 to 11 years will be transported for 7 FCFA per kilometer, and those from 12 to 21 years old will be transported for 9 FCFA per kilometer.
“Persons with disabilities will be transported for 7 FCFA per kilometer while those from 22 years and above will be transported for 14 FCFA per kilometer,” added the Minister.
Many in different parts of the country are already complaining about the move, as it follows a recent increase in the prices of petroleum products across the territory.
By Amina Hilda