Government has directed that its state owned transport company reduces fare of buses by 50% in a move meant to cushion struggling workers.
In a memorandum from the secretary of Finance George Guvamatanga to the secretary for Local Government George Magosvongwe, all fares were reduced by 50% on state run buses.
The statement put a cap on the price at $1 that is for a journey from Harare to Norton and Chitungwiza while the rest of trips will now cost $0.50 cents.
“This is aimed at cushioning the public,” read part of Guvamatanga’s statement.
The move comes as public transporters had increased commutor omnibus fares by at least 50% forcing the public to dig deeper in their pockets to travel to and from work.