Uganda Capital to get over 500 buses for public transport
Thursday, 18th August, 2011
Pioneer Easy Bus Company that won the tender to run Kampala city public transport is to import over 500 buses, City authorities have revealed.
Pioneer Easy bus is set to start its operations in October in the city center and the surrounding suburbs.
Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) boss, Jennifer Musisi, told MPs on Thursday that they have verified the company’s profile and okayed its operations.
According to Musisi, the shareholders of the company include; former minister now a businessman Mathew Rukikairwe, Atlantic holdings Ltd, Urban public transport company Ltd, Delux Solutions Ltd and Kenloyd Logistics Uganda Ltd.
She told MPs on the Parliamentary committee on physical infrastructure that the company has over 500 buses which will operate on the different routes in the city.
Musisi assured MPs that public transport users will pay lower fares compared to taxi charges.