Bafoussam: Delegate warns travel agencies against fare increase

The west regional Delegate of the Ministry of transport, Mfendou Moussa has warned heads of travel agencies in Bafoussam to shun the illicit price increase on transport fares, if not face regulatory sanctions. The caution was sounded in a communiqué issued on Wednesday February 7, 2024 following the readjustment on prices of petroleum products from CFA 730 to CFA 840. According to the West Regional Delegate, the Government has taken constructive measures to reduce the burden of transportation on Cameroonians. 'I have the honor to bring to your attention that, following the increase in fuel prices at the pump, the Government has undertaken consultations with social partners, with a view to finding a better response to the transport situation in this new context' the delegate said. He added that, 'while awaiting the conclusions of these consultations, I ask you to use the tariff scale in force for the transport of people.' And failure to comply to the above restriction, the administrator promised sanctions against those who resist, plus the suspension of their transport authorization. This memo precedes the inter ministerial conference consisting of members of government notably the Minister of Water and Energy Resources, Minister of Finance, Minister of Transport, Minister of Trade, Labour and Social Security and the Minister of Communication, on Tuesday February 6, 2024 in Yaoundé with three major resolutions being the reconstruction of SONARA, provision of subvention and the increase on the minimum wage. Source: Cameroon News Agency