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Government announces lower bus fares despite fuel crisis

The Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO), has reduced bus fares by 50 percent with effect from today .

In a statement, Finance and Economic Development  Permanent  Secretary Mr George Guvamatanga said for a distance of one to 20 kilometers, the fare has been reduced from $1 to 50 cents. This is part of government operation to restore reasonable prices of bus fares in urban centers.

He said a distance of 20 to 30 kilometers , the fare has been reduced from $1.50 to 75 cents. A distance of 30 to 40 kilometers is now pegged at $1 from $2.

Mr Guvamatanga also said the move has been necessitated by the need to provide support to the travelling public. In addition, he said that further distances will follow similar reductions.

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