RITCO: Bus company launches, invests Rwf 11 billion

Published by Théophile Niyitegeka
On 7 February 2017 saa 03:09
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Rwanda Interlink Company Limited (RITCO), a transport agency, has officially launched its activities having been operational for seven months since 5th May 2016 after replacing Office National de Transport en Commun (ONATRACOM).

RITCO has launched 20 large buses expected to improve in those areas where ONATRACOM failed.

The chairperson of RITCO, Robert Muhizi has promised passengers that the company will ensure better service delivery.

"We hope to reach all citizens in the entire country and purge the isolation gaps wherever they stay while making profit,” he said.

"We want to invest Rwf 11 billion as 160 buses will have come from two orders we have placed. The first round has 50 buses. It will have 200 employees,” he added.

Dr. Nzahabwanimana Alexis ,the State Minister for Transport in the Ministry of Infrastructure has said that RITCO is promising to bring reforms filling the gaps seen in ONATRACOM and requested RITCO employees to apply professionalism in rendering good services to passengers.

The government has 52 % shares in RITCO while 48% remain for private investors.

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Officials at the launch of RITCO
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Newly launched buses