Govt, critics settle to reduce tollgate fees

Government has reportedly settled to reduce toll gate fees after an engagement with a group of organizers of antigovernment demonstrations.

Kazako: We reached an agreement.

Now, minibuses will be paying K2,000 from K3,500.

Buses will pay K5,000 from K8,500.

Taxis with red number plates will be paying K1,000 from K1,700 while ordinary vehicles will be paying K1,700 from K1,200.

This was after an engagement with protest leaders including Bon Kalindo.

Gospel Kazako, information minister has however said some other demands made by the critics will have to undergo extensive consultation.

In the recent weeks, there have been demonstrations against government in demand for an improved economy amid concerns of a rising cost of living.

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