After so much anticipation the Commercial Transport Operators have finally ended negotiations on the upward adjustment of fares which was pegged at 15%
The revised fares are expected to come into full force on Saturday 26th February 2022 and it includes fares for shared taxis, intracity (trotro)and intercity long distance.
Initially, the transport unions proposed a 30% upward adjustment but after a meeting on Monday, February 21, 2022, the operators have now decided to increase public transport fares by 15 per cent.
“We kindly request all commercial transport operators to comply with the new fares and post same at three loading terminals”, the transport group said in a statement issued after the meeting.
The upward adjustment the group explains is in accordance with the administrative arrangement on public transport fares and after intense negotiations with stakeholders and in consideration of the plight of drivers, commuters and the general public.
They blamed the situation on current happenings on the international market and its impact on domestic fuel prices.
The increment in transport fares has been necessitated by the economic hardship the country is facing and its negative impact on work.
Most transport associations complain about the high cost of fuel, high import duty on vehicles, increase in the cost of spare parts and vehicle lubricants are among the reasons.
They urged all operators and the general public to kindly cooperate for the successful implementation of the new fares.
See the new fares below.