Bus operators in Kitwe District have increased bus fares by K 2 and K 2.50 for all local routes.
According to the Bus and Tax Owners Association of Zambia fares chart obtained, the increment has been effected today (Monday) in response to increased fuel prices.
However, Spokesperson of the Association Amis Daudi declined to comment on the increments.
The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) last week adjusted upwards the pump price of fuel citing changes in two main variables that influence the price of the commodity.
Petrol was increased by K2.31 to K16.06 from K13.75, diesel adjusted by K2.64 to cost K14.65 per litre and kerosene went up by K2.49 from K8.85 to K11.34 per litre respectively.