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RTSA and Bus operators agree on newly adjusted bus fares


According to a statement from RTSA, bus fare reductions have been re-adjusted, and the agency and bus operators have agreed on new bus fares.

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Verified Aug, 12 2022


On August 10, 2022, The Candidate’s facebook page published a post claiming that Bus drivers have rejected fares imposed by UPND on them and that the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has suspended the new fares.

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iVerify Zambia has determined the claim by The Candidates facebook page that Bus Drivers have rejected the Bus fares and that RTSA had suspended the new fares as misleading. Following disagreements between the RTSA and bus operators over the bus fare reductions announced on August 6 2022 in response to reduced fuel prices, the Agency re-engaged bus operators to review the bus fare reductions, and on August 10 2022, both parties agreed on the new fare adjustments that will take effect on August 12 2022.

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