The bus park inaugurated on Wednesday is located in Kabarore sector. Of the Rwf300 million, Gatsibo district provided Rwf70 million to buy the plot of land.
The Chairman of Private Sector Federation in Gatsibo district, Charles Nkusi said that the taxi park with impressive look came at the right time to overhaul transport services with decent infrastructure.
“Besides having a modern bus park and improving service delivery, we earn Rwf900, 000 on weekly basis and Rwf4 million per month. This means that we earn a lot per annum. It helps us to generate more revenues while offering good services to residents,” he said.
Residents also expressed delight for the new bus terminal which is expected to drive transformations.
James Mugabo, one of traders at the taxi park said that current conditions are much better.
“The previous bus park was old and congested that buses didn’t have enough space for parking. Today, passengers can easily identify which bus is heading to a particular place. Apart from having ample space, the new taxi park is clean that we expect increased clientele,” he revealed.
The mayor of Gatsibo district, Richard Gasana commended the private sector for building a modern taxi park expected to provide job opportunities and uplift residents’ livelihoods.
“We bought the plot of land as the project began. Today, we are happy that the private sector invested to build such infrastructure beneficial to the community. We invite more investors to follow the suit and implement development projects benefiting members of the community,” he said.
The new taxi park is comprised of 45 shopping units and spacious parking. It is an addition to recently completed Kiramuruzi bus terminal in the same district.