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