President Mnangagwa commissions more buses

by | Sep 10, 2021 | Business | 0 comments


Mako Jerera

Presidential Mnangagwa has commissioned 50 buses procured for the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company, as the Second Republic accelerates its efforts to provide an affordable and efficient transport system.

The initiative is part of government’s drive to modernise the public transport sector, having struck a deal with Belarus.

The 50 buses bring to 262 new buses that Zupco has procured in recent months and is the sixth commissioning of buses this year.

Addressing delegates, President Mnangagwa said NDS1 highlights transport as an economic enabler and the Government will ensure broad based growth.

“With devolution we need everyone on board. I applaud ZUPCO for the roots they have since establishment to ensure the transportation of people from various places. I am aware recently there was serious trans challenges. I am informed mechanical works have began and all buses are back on the roads and that assemblers are coming in to assemble buses locally,” said President Mnangagwa.

President Mnangagwa announced that another 100 buses are coming.

“I would want to appeal to the public, the business community and our young entrepreneurs we are putting forth funds for the construction of Bus stop sheds across the country.

So, I appeal to our young entrepreneurs and companies to come forward and do this job. Secondly I urge Zupco to create a system where the buses time of arrival are pre-determined so people know when the bus arrives at a particular spot and when it leaves,” added President Mnangagwa.

Members of the public and the commuting public have been urged to follow the stipulated Covid-19 guidelines when boarding buses.