by Tinashe Karimazondo
The President Emmerson Mnangagwa has officially commissioned a batch of 50 new ZUPCO buses Friday at the company’s headquarters in Harare.
This latest batch brings the total to 212 buses so far with more expected soon.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony in Harare, President said the government was committed to easing transport challenges by wailing reliable and affordable transport to the people.
‘‘ My administration will continue to guarantee improved public transport services through the recapitalisation of ZUPCO as well as creating an enabling environment which will see the local assembly of buses and other vehicles ,” the President said.
President Mnangagwa also commented Harare Institute of Technology (HIT)’s technology in the production of tap card for ZUPCO.
” l comment ZUPCO and the Harare Institute of Technology for developing and rolling out the tap card payment system . This innovation will help improve the payment system on ZUPCO buses in line with the modern digital trends of public transport sector management.,’ Mnangagwa said.
The ZUPCO Acting Chief Executive Officer Everesto Madangwa expressed gratitude to President Mnangagwa and government for the crucial role they are playing in assisting the bus company to fulfil its mandate of providing safe reliable transport.