RITCO to import 50 more buses to boost transport

Published by IGIHE
On 3 August 2017 saa 12:09
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The management of Rwanda Federation of Transport Cooperative (RFTC) has disclosed that it has placed an order for 50 more buses in order boost transportation in the country.

This will the second fleet following 50 buses imported earlier this year.
One of RITCO top managers Julius Rukundo has told IGIHE that the buses are expected to arrive in Rwanda before the end of this year.

“We expect them to be in the country before the year ends, as part of the second phase of expansion,” Rukundo said.

RITCO was formed after a cabinet order on December 6th, 2015 to replace ONATRACOM, a former public company.

Rukundo further admitted that the transport company has not yet reached the expected 100% target set to solve the transport challenges in the country but for now they have managed to sort out the issue especially since the buses are appreciated by the passengers given their good standards.

“The main objective is to make sure that we can reach out to remote villages so that passengers’ mobility is ensured.”

In the first phase, 50 big buses were imported from China in February2016. The transport company was tasked to have imported at least 165 buses, on top of investing over Rwf 11 billion francs in the next two years. The government owns 52% shares in RITCO while RFTC cooperative owns 48% shares in RITCO transport company.