The union had initially proposed a 20% upward adjustment in fares starting January 24, 2024.
The drivers attributed the move to rising costs for spare parts and other logistics required for their operations, citing continuous taxation.
Transport Deputy Minister, Hassan Tampuli urged all parties involved to come to the table to discuss and find an amicable solution.
“So, this is just the tip of the iceberg, so sometimes it gets very heated in our meetings, but at the end of the day, we can come to a compromise.
“I believe on this occasion it would not be any different from what has happened in the past,” he said on January 18, 2024.