The price of a cab ride is expected to increase by CFA50 in Cameroon, the Trade Minister, Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana, announced last February 7. He was speaking during a meeting in Yaoundé with the heads of transporter unions and presidents of consumer associations.
The price of a day ride will increase from CFA250 to CFA300 and that of a night ride (10 pm to 6 am) from CFA300 to CFA350. A ministerial order will be issued in the coming days to validate the decision, which the minister said is a response to the surge in fuel prices in the country.
Fuel pump prices have been raised by 15.8% for super and 25.2% for diesel. Since February 1, a liter of super costs CFA730 compared to CFA630 before, and a liter of diesel went from CFA575 to CFA720.
The last increase in cab ride prices occurred in 2014 when the prices went from CFA200 to CFA250 during the day and from CFA250 to CFA300 at night, also as a response to an increase in fuel prices.
Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana recalled however that travelers and transporters are still free to bargain. The increase does not apply to pupils, students, and people with reduced mobility, he stressed.