Residents of Masansa area in Mkushi District have expressed their concern on the continued transport fares they are being charged despite the recent reduction in fuel price.

Masansa Pastor’s Fellowship Member, Pastor Peter Mutale says the travelling public in the district were being exploited by taxis and minibuses have remained adamant from reducing the fares after government reduced fuel prices last Month.

Pastor Mutale in an interview with ZANIS interview said it was immoral for Transporters to continue with these prices , saying that buses and taxi operators were exploiting people by not adjusting their transport Fares.

When talked to, one Mini Bus Operator Joel Silomba, said a consensus amongst the Transporters was yet to be reached .

Another Mini bus operator Robert Kasonde said that it was difficult for Transporters to individually effect price reduction of Fares.

“I can’t reduce the fares unless I know how much the other buses will reduce to” he commented.

In a related contribution, a Taxi Operator Godfrey Simuchimba defended the stance taken by the Transporters, saying that Taxis Fares around Mkushi Boma’s townships had been pegged at K20 or K15 for the past 2 years.

Mr. Simuchimba said that it would be difficult for people to expect Transporters to cut down on these prices immediately.

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Ive always said we’re to blame for most of the problems we face today! We quick to point fingers at government!

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  2. We told you that PF is a visionless & liars party! That’s continuity for you.More problems are being anticipated as there’s a looming drought & hunger right now in a country endowed with human resource & abundant natural resources presided over by drunkards & illiterate leaders!

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    • Get a life. You lost. Live with it. What has PF got to do with individuals? This is a community issue. Then again, one can not expect you to reason properly, given that you are still in SHOCK. Do not worry, it will sink in.

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  3. Imwe ba civilised sam stop exposing your ignorance, drought and hunger in the country, where just last year the govt bought more maize from farmers in the country’s history. These operators are just too greedy they will exploit any one to make an extra buck, the only solution is for the govt to move in and fix prices otherwise commuters will forever be at the mercy of these operators.Mind you its not only in Mkushi all over the country these operators are just something, we need some direction from govt finish and not name calling or tribe maligning

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  4. PE0PLE EASILY FORGET,PF KEPT ON INCREASING FUEL PRICES IN THE PAST BUT REFUSED TO ALLOW TRANSPORTERS TO INCREASE FARES. MORE OVER IT IS NOT ONLY THE REDUCTION IN PRICE OF FUEL THAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED WHEN PROPOSING FOR TRANSPORT FARE REDUCTION,WE SHOULD CONSIDER THE COST OF OTHER INPUTS SUCH AS SPARES,OILS,FILTERS,LUBRICANTS,TYRES ETC,THE PRICES OF THESE ITEMS WHICH THE OPERATORS NEED TO OPERATE FLEETS. ITS NOT JUST FUEL THAT IS REQUIRED IN THE TRANSPORT BUSINESS.

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  5. Even at the current rate we are barely breaking even. Let’s just wait before we start behaving like yoyos.

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  6. These are matters to be addressed soon I hope but time is running out Ba Pres lets get started please!!!

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