Capital Buses Managing Director Ishmael kankara says there will be no new fare chart for buses operating despite the current fuel increment in Zambia.

Speaking via telephone interview with Pan African Radio Reporter Irene Ntoka, Kankara says the old bus fares will still be in force as there will be no change despite the increment in fuel prices.

Kankara has since urged the general public to report any case of any exploitation to the police as it is illegal owing to the fact that there is no official chat released.

“There will be no change despite the increment in fuel prices” Kankara said

And Public and Private Bus drivers Association of Zambia (PPDAZ) President Josiah Majuru says the business will operate at the rate despite the outcry from bus drivers.

“The business will operate at the rate despite the outcry from bus drivers” Majuru said

Meanwhile, the Buses Association of Zambia (BAZ) in Mufulira District on the Copperbelt has appealed to the Municipal Council to issue a fare chat for all routes in the district with immediate effect following the upward adjustment in fuel prices.

Mufulira District BAZ Chairperson Bannet Chabala said the upward fuel price adjustment was negatively affecting those in the transport business saying there was need to adjust bus fares accordingly if those in the transport sector were to make profits.

Chabala explained that owners of buses and taxis had increased cashing amounts noting that the drivers must also reciprocate by increasing fares with the blessing of the local authority

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14 COMMENTS

    • BABA YOU ARE DREAMING! THIS IS THE PROBLEM THAT I FIND WITH PF. THEY WANT TO SUPPRESS BUSINESS TO LOWER THEIR PRICES WHEN COSTS ARE EVER RISING. WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE ARE YOU AND WHICH SCHOOLS DID YOU GO TO?

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    • Well, just a few months ago when the price of fuel was reduced, owners of buses refused to reduce the bus fares and I wonder where all you economists where when this happened. No one spoke, not even the UPND because you were only preoccupied with one thing: the incarceration of HH and how he was using a bucket to answer the call of nature. Why should they today want to increase the bus fare now that fuel has been increased when they refused to have them reduced when there was fuel reduction?

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    • When the fuel price was reduced these bus owners never reduced their rates now the fuel has gone up and they want to increase in just a few days! These bus owners are just crooks plain and simple! They already over charge and overload their buses especially the hiace buses!

      Enough is enough!

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  1. Can anyone buy this story. I dont think so. Anyone knows that the operating costs have gone up and bus owners just have to increase bus fares and no one can say NO – its just a matter of time imwe!

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    • So if costs (fuel) go up and income (bus fares) stay the same, who will be the losers? This is not magic, it is simple maths!

      LESS MONEY IN YOUR POCKETS!

      That is PF PROMISES FOR YOU! MORE BUFI!

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  2. Imwe,how many times has the price of fuel been reduced and the fairs have remained with out any down ward adjustment, we all understand that its business but even in business reasonableness is important too .

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  3. Don’t cry. Tiye nayoo. Efyo mwalefwaya. Continue dancing yo dununa reverse with yo petty fools.

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  4. It is not bus fares alone, but every commodity, Ubunga, Bread, Umusalu name it: Simple arithmetic.

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  5. Fuel Subsidies are like Shocks on a vehicle. They are meant to stabilize fuel prices against two major variables – exchange rate and crude oil price variations. It is possible to fix fuel prices constant for one at o two years. That instils confidence and predictability in the economy. Any institution that tells a country to remove fuel subsidies, be it IMF or WB, does not mean well for that country. And countries that implement such policies are led by dull and unwise people who usually have no clue on how the economy works. Touch fuel carelessly and you are in for economic troubles!

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