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NTA Buses Operators Hike
Transport Fares In Ganta

By Solomon T. Gaye, Sr.
The desire for government-owned buses plying the routes from Nimba County especially Ganta City to Monrovia is becoming unpleasant due to the alleged exorbitant fees charged by the operators of the buses supervised by the National Transit Authority
With the buses assigned to that part of the country, there seems to be more hardship created than good for commuters and other travelers in the county as the drivers have preference for those traveling with loads than an ordinary passenger who has nothing like luggage or goods.
Old Man Peter Wehyee alleged that the conductor as well as the driver assigned particularly on the NTA bus bearing license plate LB30537 has been disrespectful as he lacks manner of approach and his only interest is in accepting passengers traveling with loads so as to extort huge cash.
According to the oldman, it is because of such attitude that many of the NTA operators in Nimba are interested in passengers traveling with loads like bags of cassava, plantains or other commodities for business purpose.
The oldman added that bags of cassava or plantain are LD. 900, 00 or more and people without traveling bags are not recognize until people who pay money for their loads.
Nimba is among counties that boost with high human populations and has over seven NTA but, because of the huge cash charged for loads believe to be contributing factors in the hike of NTA fare in the county.
Speaking on the same issue, elder William Tuah and Old Lady Oretha Saye called on President George Manneh Weah to help reduce fees charged for loads by the NTA operators in the country.
Meanwhile, NTA buses commuting between Nimba to Monrovia is charged LD 350 while private and commercial vehicles charged LD1, 500 respectively.

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