Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – The Minister of Transport and Aviation, Colonel (Retired) Alhaji Fanday Turay in his briefing with Journalists on Tuesday on how they will improve public transportation and road safety in Sierra Leone said his ministry has procured 50 public transport buses which would arrive in three weeks’ time.
According to the minister the public buses that would arrive are supported by the World Bank through the Government of Sierra Leone as a pilot test in the western and rural corridors of Freetown.
These buses the Minister said were procured in India from an Ashokland company but he was unable to tell the cost of each at the moment.
The buses which he said will arrive in three weeks would herald a change and passengers will use a credit card and not cash payment to board the buses.
A Few designated routes especially in the central business district will be used by these public buses.
Composition and organisers of the operators of the said buses are the commercial drivers and Keke riders the minister explained. During their operations, specific routes will not be used by commercial vehicles or private vehicles to enable safe passage for passengers and the buses. AJ/25/10/2023