Following the new fuel prices announced this week, the Bus and Taxi Owners Association of Zambia (BTOAZ) is tomorrow expected to announce new fares.
In a statement made available to Mwebantu,BTOAZ national spokesperson Amis Daudi said the decision to announce the new fares follows a consultative meeting with the government through the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA).
He said this is in line with the established consultative procedure in effecting adjustments to the bus and taxi fares in the country.
Mr Daudi has since appealed to all public passenger transporters to be patient and accommodative to allow the consultative process to end before implementing new bus and taxi fares.
“The BTOAZ remains committed to the promotion and delivery of a safer, convenient and efficient public passenger,” he said.
On Friday last week the Energy Regulation Board announced new fuel prices with effect from December 17, this year.
The increase in the pump prices of fuel has grossly escalated the cost structure of public passenger transport operations.
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