Justice for the Vulnerable Organization – JVO, in Kumasi, Ghana is seeking donations to expand our Woes of the Passenger! Program with an objective of working to end the injustice meted out to the vulnerable passengers who use the private minibus system called locally as "trotro" in the Kumasi Metropolis. The said passengers are shortchanged when they travel to their various places during the rush hours. This is because the drivers and their conductors take advantage of the traffic situation and deliberately charge them at each stopover point instead of charging them once for the whole journey. By the time they arrive at their various destinations, they would have paid about three times the actual fare. This act makes the cost of living unnecessarily high for the vulnerable people who are already the hardest hit in terms of poverty. This program is to end this wicked practice and afford the poor passengers including school children the opportunity to pay fair lorry fares when they commute to their various destinations during the rush hours. The objective is that by the end of the advocacy, duty bearers would intervene to put in measures to address the problem once and for all.
Kumasi is the second-largest city in Ghana with a population of 3.2 million. It is estimated that this project will save at least 10,000 poor people from extortion daily.