RTSA says didn’t agree to 15% bus fares increament but meeting was hot

The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) says it has not allowed bus operators to hike bus fares by 15 percent for all long distance routes as revelaed by the Watchdog on Monday.  But RATSA has failed to disclose what was agreed but instead the director says it is too early to sepcualate.

This follows the meeting that the agency held with bus operators in Lusaka yesterday.

RTSA Chief Executive Officer Zindaba Soko dispelled the rumour saying no such thing came out of the meeting.

Mr. Soko told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka today that the matter has since been surrendered to government to give policy direction.

He said once government makes a decision on the matter, the media will informed so that they disseminate whatever will be the outcome to the public.

Mr. Soko said it was too early and premature for people to start speculating on what was agreed in the meeting.

He described yesterday’s meeting as hot but said the two parties were able to reach an amicable conclusion on the matter.

The Zambian Watchdog On Monday  afternoon  reported that passenger fares for all long distance routes from Intercity Bus Terminus in Lusaka had been increased by 15 percent.

The Watchdog stands by this truth. Let Soko tell the country waht was agreed.

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