Bus Fares for public service transport on the Copperbelt have been increased by two Kwacha for all inter-mine routes, effective March 1, 2018.
The Bus and Taxi Owners Association of Zambia has also increased bus fares for local routes by 50 Ngwee.
The Association Chairperson Amis Daudi says the hike comes in the wake of recent upward adjustment in fuel prices by the Energy Regulation Board.
Mr. Daudi has also announced that the bus fares for long distance have been increased by ten percent.
Mr. Daudi says the decision to increase the fares was arrived at after engagements with various stakeholders and the transport sector.
He told ZNBC News in an interview that bus fares have not been increased in the past two years despite upward adjustments in fuel pump prices.