Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube said that negotiations are ongoing to acquire buses for the Zimbabwe United Passengers Company (ZUPCO) from three countries.
Ncube was speaking to journalists in Harare on Tuesday during a post-cabinet media briefing. He revealed that 500 buses are expected from Belarus.
Prof. Ncube said,
“The 500 buses from Belarus; are all negotiations underway. The buses are certainly coming on board, just watch this space and be patient.
“It’s not just Belarus, we are procuring 100 buses from China and then 200 buses from South Africa. Our intention in the interim is to have a target of 1 000 new buses and also try to crowd-in the local suppliers.
“But when Zupco is in full flight when the new partner comes in, we expect the bus yield to grow to 3 000 and higher.”
Latest posts by Takasununguka Ziki (see all)
- Bob’s Mausoleum To Cost Zim USD1M - September 17, 2019
- Zimbabwe Dollar fall escalates Bread Price - September 11, 2019
- BREAKING: Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe Dies - September 6, 2019