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Government will issue cards for taxi drivers and motorcycle taxi drivers to fill vehicles with gasoline

Licensed taxi drivers and motorcycle taxi drivers will have access to a fuel card, to be loaded with a weekly or monthly balance, which will be used at fuel supply pumps, the Government said Thursday.


According to the Secretary of State for Land Transport, this was the mitigation measure found to mitigate "the negative impact on carriers and fishermen" in view of the gradual reduction of the gasoline subsidy, as of Friday, which goes from 160 kwanzas per liter to 300 kwanzas liter.

The Secretary of State said that "blue and white" collective taxis, gira bairro [taxis operating inside the neighbourhoods], motorcycle taxis and artisanal fishing are covered.

"The idea of maintaining the price of gasoline consumed by these vehicles is exactly the meaning of protecting these economic operators and families through this maintenance so as not to have the price, either the taxi ride, or the price of fish changed", highlighted Jorge Bengue.

Bengue stressed that currently a collective taxi spends an average of 8000 kwanzas to supply the vehicle with 50 liters of petrol, with the price increase to 300 kwanzas the difference is 7000 kwanzas, this being the amount that will be available on the card daily.

"The taxi driver will continue to spend the 8000 kwanzas he has always spent at the price of 160 kwanzas per liter of gasoline, the difference the State covers with this mechanism for attributing the card to supply", he stressed.

The minister also informed that the card, which is personalized and non-transferable, is valid at all fuel pumps.

The measure comes into effect on Friday, continued Jorge Bengue, but there are still many taxi drivers and fishermen to license, a condition for carrying out the activity and accessing the card.

According to the Secretary of State for Land Transport, the first fuel cards have already started to be issued, which will be issued from Friday to all those who are licensed, this being a progressive process.

Jorge Bengue admitted that even for licensed operators not all cards are issued, although the allocation process starts on Friday.

With regard to the inspection of prices in cases of taxis, Bengue said that the measures, which already occur regularly, were taken care of, now with greater regularity, intensity and relevance.

"We are remembering the issues of shortening routes, which have been the target of inspection with arrests, judgments and fines as well, and we are talking in this specific case of complying with the maintenance of a current tariff, which will remain, because the price increase will not represent an operational cost of the taxi driver's activity", he stressed.

For the official, the challenge now is to raise people's awareness to avoid exploitation.


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