Gov’t succumbs to public transporters’ pressure

Minister of Transport and Public Works, Eric Molale PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
Minister of Transport and Public Works, Eric Molale PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

Following the public transporters’ three-day strike, which started on Tuesday, the Minister of Transport and Public Works, Eric Molale has announced that public transport fares have increased by 15%, effective today.  

The increase according to Molale will apply to scheduled services, shared taxis and minibuses. He, however, said the increase will not affect special taxis. He explained that Cabinet approved the adjustment to the public road transport passenger fares.

The new fares are as follows:

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