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Shalom reduces bus fares

By ABDREW MUKOMA
IN view of the financial stress Zambians are facing, Shalom Bus Services has reduced its fares on Southern province routes.
According to the regional manager, Bimaile Phiri, Shalom management decided to reduce the bus fares in view of the ravaging COVID-19, which has caused financial stress.
Mr Phiri said that the reduction only applies to those in Southern Province and not anywhere else.
He told the Daily Nation in an interview in Livingstone that the company decided to adjust fares downwards after noticing the financial pressure Zambians were experiencing following the outbreak of COVID-19.
“As Shalom in Southern Region, we have decided to join the fight against coronavirus by reducing our travellers’ bus fares from the old figure which was K230 to K160…for those going to Lusaka.
“I want to assure our travellers that, Shalom has put in place all measures to ensure passengers sanitize before they board and also we have reduced the number of passengers on board as a way of adhering to social distancing,” Mr Phiri said.
He also appealed to passengers to adhere to the Ministry of Health guidelines and ensure that they wear masks as they get on the bus.
Mr Phri observed that the safety measures for passengers were also meant to protect the bus crew, hence appealed for cooperation.

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