Even Pabwato transporters increase fares in Mongu

Marine passenger operators on the Mongu and Kalabo water ways Kalabo have increased their passenger fares by KR 10.
The marine passenger fares increase is with effect from last week.
Passengers travelling from Mongu to Kalabo that used to pay KR 110 are now paying KR 120, while those that used to pay KR 100 travelling from Kalabo to Mongu are now paying KR 110.
In an interview with ZANIS in Kalabo today, Craig Eastcroft owner of the Barotse Express speed boats operating between Mongu and Kalabo said that the increase in passenger boat fares was due to the recent increase in fuel prices.
Mr Eastcroft said that he personally had no intentions of increasing the marine passenger fares and had held on to the old marine passenger fares for about a year but was prompted to immediately increase the fares due to the high increase in the prices of fuel.