Bus and Taxis union to meet govt over new fares

Minibus ; bus ; transportation ; Lusaka ; Travel
Minibus ; bus ; transportation ; Lusaka ; Travel

Zambia Bus and Taxi Workers Union (ZABUTWU) says the Union will soon dialogue with government to determine bus and taxi’s fares.



ZABUTWU President James Liambayi says the old bus fares for local distances have been maintained due to absence of direct dialogue between the Union and government.



He said the discussion with government will help to bring the bus operators and the Union in general to agree on appropriate bus fares that will meet the needs of the travellers.


ZANIS reports that the ZABUTWU president said this in a telephone interview in Lusaka on February, 22nd, 2015.


Mr. Liambayi said that his Union was mandated to serve the interest of bus and taxi drivers through engaging other stakeholders to find lasting solution in the matter.



The Energy Regulation Board recent announced the reduction in fuel price by K3 but bus and taxi driver have maintained the same bus fares which has caused confusions   between bus drivers and members of public.