The public will soon know if the Independent Consumer and Competitions Commission (ICCC) will be giving any awareness to the public regarding the recent increases of the Public Motor Vehicle (PMV) and taxi fares in the country.
According to the Commission, the CEO and Commissioner Mr. Paulus Ain, is expected to put out a notice on ICCC’s plans to disseminate information on the reasons behind the changes to the public.
“The ICCC will be issuing a statement either by this afternoon or tomorrow on the step we will be taking in response to the queries.”
This need to respond came about after the Commission was inundated with complaints and questions from consumers throughout the country on the recent hike in fares.
The ICCC earlier announced that the maximum PMV and taxi fares for 2022 will increase on average due to the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), and the subsequent increase in fuel prices in 2022.
The PMV and taxi fares are only applicable to the urban and non-urban routes approved by the Road Traffic Authority (RTA).