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Different Colour Codes For Private Kombis, Buses

Different Colour Codes For Private Kombis, Buses

Private buses and commuter omnibuses (kombis) will have different colour codes to distinguish operators plying distinct routes when they eventually return to the roads. 

The Attorney-General’s (AG) Office is currently drafting new regulations to repeal the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) monopoly and liberalise transport the sector so as to ensure an efficient urban mass public transport system.

Statutory Instrument (SI) 83 of 2020, which banned private transport operators that were not under the ZUPCO franchise, is set to be repealed.

The chief director for spatial planning and development in the Ministry of Local Government and Public Works Shingirayi Mushamba said the new regulations will grant operators duty-free permits to import coaches with a minimum carrying capacity of 25 passengers.

Pprivate-owned buses will only operate after being registered with a formal association to ensure accountability. Said Mushamba:

The Ministry of Local Government has already communicated with the Attorney-General’s Office so that work on the SI to repeal the ZUPCO monopoly begins.

We have recommended the duty-free facility to the Ministry of Finance (and Economic Development).

We said we are tired of the chaos that the small vehicles are causing on our roads.

So, we have recommended that under the duty-free facility, the minimum size of a unit should be a 25-seater.

He said the duty-free facility will only accommodate new vehicles since second-hand buses have a short lifespan.

More: The Sunday Mail

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@93 1 month ago

Dzekumaraini kwangu dzinenge dziri dze yellow 🤩🤩🤩🤩

Bhuru 1 month ago


SC 1 month ago

they will issue a condition that yellow won't be allowed or else no kombis

Zupco 1 month ago

Kombi haisikudiwa

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Saka varikuti vanoda 25 seater and above here coz nyaya yacho haisi kubuda pachena 😂

Chinese zodiac 1 month ago

Aaaa imi yellow ndeyedu kubva kare ndeyedu tikutoida kuwadzana ndeye yellow kwenyu kuepworth magreen 😠😠😠

Machiavelli 1 month ago

Zimbabwe is the most and heavily regulated country in the world. This would be practicable in 'Just-in-time' economies like Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and USA, where colours can be ordered ex-factory at no extra cost. In Zimbabwe it would mean an extra cost to the taxi operator who would find it difficult to recoup the added cost. Tge quality of the secondary paint would necessarily be shoddy.

All for what? The reasons advanced are foolish to say the least. In advanced economies route numbers/destinations displayed on the bus/train suffice and in no time everybody knows their route bus numbers, even pick up points. Any reasonable person will conclude that in fact our civil servants are underemployed and spend all their time thinking up schemes to burden businesses and civilians. If they had real work to, they wouldn't be wasting our taxes like this.

St 1 month ago

Havasikuda private player 25 seater ibus chairo idzva rinodhura


Takwirei 1 month ago

It sounds, quacks like a duck and it's definitely a duck. Unmask yourself Tagwi, you're using the backdoor to return after dismal zupco failure. We all know transport monopoly will remain somehow until elections are over. They want to control rally crowds. Side the masses guys, time is running out

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