65 Zupco buses arrive

By ZBC Reporter
GOVERNMENT has upscaled efforts to recapitalise the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) as it moves to restore sanity in the public transport sector through the importation of conventional buses.
65 Zupco buses have arrived at the Beitbridge border post as part of recapitalisation of the transport entity.
Zimbabwe’s public transport is set for a major boost on its fleet as the 65 new buses from China have arrived in the country and will increase route coverage.
The first batch of buses for Zupco have had a positive impact on public transport and an additional 65 are set to stabilise the country’s transport sector as more areas including rural destinations are set to benefit.
This is in line with the government’s vision of providing affordable public transport to all Zimbabweans.
People who spoke to ZBC news commended the vision of President Mnangagwa saying apart from assisting the general public, jobs have also been created as drivers and conductors will be engaged in operating these buses.
“This is good for the country as people will get quality transport while qualified drivers will also get jobs.
“People have been having transport challenges and this is set to assist them at reasonable costs.
“People need a reliable transport system and the revival of Zupco is good for the country,” said the people who spoke to ZBC News
The recapitalization of Zupco is in fulfilment of the government’s initiative to offer affordable transport to the general public following unjustified hikes of transport fares by commuter omnibus operators.