Am a kabwe resident requesting to post this for me may be the concerned authorities will swing into action to enhance a level ground (50:50) on the benefits of price reduction of fuel on the global market between transporters and the general public in kabwe town. Here in kabwe we are not benefiting from the reduction on the pump price of fuel that was effected early last month. Bus fairs have not reduced, not even by a ngwee, from the time fuel price was reduced. This means that a common man who does not own a vehicle is not benefiting from the reduced fuel pump price.
I strongly believe that everyone, with or without a vehicle, is entitled to enjoy the benefits that come with the reduction on the price of such an essential commodity like fuel.
Both the council and the police of kabwe are very much aware of this sad development but nothing is being done. My question is; Why should they allow bus operators and other transporters to steal from the general public like that? This is stealing because bus operators and other transporters are now making abnormal profits on the expense of the poor, toothless and voiceless citizens. Is stealing being legalized in kabwe now? if not legalized, why then is the government not coming in to force the reduction on bus fairs following the reduction on fuel pump price?
This is very unfair because bus fairs are increased each time there is an increase in fuel pump price. Even when fuel pump price is increased by 10 ngwee u hear bus operators crying for an increase in bus fairs. And the Energy Regulation Board quickly come into action to enhance the increment. But why can’t the same ERB quickly come into action to enhance the reduction on bus fairs throughout the nation following the reduction on fuel pump price?
May our government prove to us that they are “the government of the people by the people and for people”.