Public transporters down tools

Francistown Public Transporters also on strike PIC: LESEDI MKHUTSHWA
Francistown Public Transporters also on strike PIC: LESEDI MKHUTSHWA

FRANCISTOWN: Public transporters here have joined their colleagues in Gaborone and other parts of the country boycotting the transporting of passengers to various destinations. 

The public transporters who are mostly members of the Botswana Bus, Trucks and Taxi Association (Francistown chapter) say the high prices of fuel have necessitated the need for them to down tools because they are no longer making profit from their businesses.

They bemoan that what is currently happening since the increase in fuel prices is tantamount to “doing charity work” for them in the once lucrative sector of the economy.

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