President Mnangagwa commissions 50 ZUPCO buses

Online desk |  1 year ago | top


President Emmerson Mnangagwa has commissioned the sixth batch of 50 new golden dragon Zimbabwe united passenger company (ZUPCO) buses from China, which he said will be distributed in urban areas to help ease the public transport challenges.

Speaking at an unveiling function on Thursday, at ZUPCO belvedere depot in Harare, the President said the new fleet will mainly service routes in Harare, Bulawayo and Gweru, which have been hit hard by transport shortages over the past two weeks.

He added that another batch of 100 buses is on the way.

Over the last 12 months, government has imported more than 400 buses from China.

This is part of an initiative that will see nearly 700 more buses being imported before year-end to improve the public transport system following a ban on private commuter omnibuses.