With just days to Christmas day, transport fares continue to sky rocket due the increasing demand.
Public transport fares have been increasing by the day since the beginning of December, a trend that the players in the transport industry to a number of factors including the high cost of fuel and the police directive against return journeys for those plying long distances.
Kabali Ivan, a booking clerk working with Link bus services limited however gives assurance that the fares will drop for a few days after December 24th since the number of passengers going upcountry will have reduced.
A mini survey carried out by KFM on some of the routes indicates that currently, the fare from Kampala to Masaka is 38,000 up from 25,000 two days ago.
Kampala-Mbarara is 60,000 up from 25,000, Mutukula from Kampala 70,000 up from 40,000, Kampala- Gulu is 50,000 up from 32,000, Mbale 40,000 from 25,000 earlier.
Story by Ibrahim Bukenya