Ndola commuters stranded as bus operators park their buses

Scores of commuters in Ndola were this morning stranded as bus drivers parked their vehicles in defiance of the increased fuel prices forcing.
And Lusaka bus operators have officially increased bus fares by 15 percent with immediate effect following approval by the PF government.
A check at most bus stops in Ndola found bus stations deserted while the few that attempted to load passengers at old fares were being chased by their colleagues.
And reports reaching the Watchdog this afternoon, indicated that bus drivers in Ndola have now resorted to rioting so as to press government to allow them to increase bus fares following the increase in fuel prices.
In Lusaka, the PF government has bowed to pressure and has allowed bus drivers to increase fares with immediate effect on all routes by 15 per cent in order to cushion them against increase fuel prices.