The Ministry of Transport says it is not aware of any increase in transport fares, as reported by some media outlets.
The Ministry noted that it has not approved any such increase, which was scheduled for January 22, adding that reviews of transport fares are always subject to negotiation and approval.
“We wish to inform the general public that there has not been any negotiation with the transport operators for a review of the transport fares.”
“We therefore urge the public to disregard the purported increase,” the Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday, January 17, 2024.
The statement, however, observed that “when it becomes necessary for such negotiations and the decisions are taken, the general public will be appropriately informed, as has been done in the past.”
The transport operators have mentioned the rising costs of spare parts and oils and increase in DVLA service charges as the reasons for the upward adjustment.