Bus operators have hiked passenger fares by more than 20%. The Road Transport and Safety Agency, and the Bus and Taxi Owners Association of Zambia will try to increase the bus fees by 22% because of the increase of the fuel price. After a meeting, they decided that bus fares will be increased from the 8th of October 2018 onwards. However it will be increased less for certain trips. The cost of some goods and services is bound to increase too. The agreed 22% is expected to cover the recently increased fuel prices. The government expects all transporters to adhere to the rate consented. However, some transporters have not effected the new prices yet.