Fuel increase worries motorists

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Fuel increase worries motorists

Kasama, May 2, ZANIS ———The recent fuel increment by government has been received with mixed feeling by motorists in Kasama.

Motorists especially Taxi drivers complained that the move will cause a drop back in their daily business as the number of commuters will reduce as the increase will have spill over effect.

Speaking on behalf of other motorists, George Mutale a taxi driver from Location Township complained that it will take much time for them to get used to the upward tariff.

Mutale said a distance which used to cost K10 may now cost K15 following the recent fuel increase.

And a spot check at Omak and Puma filling stations in Kasama found business going on normally as confirmed by Station Managers Parimal Patel and Jairos Tembo respectively.

Petrol has been increased to almost K10 from K8.68 and Diesel from K7.75 to K9.20 as of yesterday.