The Binga community has commended the government for making their dream a reality following fulfilling its promises to provide affordable and reliable public transport to travellers.
Binga which has been facing serious transport problems was rescued after the government realised that the majority of its citizenry living and working around the area depends on public transport for movement.
Mobility is a key driver of development and has positive economic and social benefits. The move to allocate buses falls under Government’s priority programme to provide a decent and efficient public transport system. This in line with the country’s economic blueprint; National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1) that places transport as one of the key economic growth enablers.
The provision of transport to the community depicts government’s commitment on access to basic services and development needs.
Speaking at the commissioning of the 10 buses in Binga, Matabeleland North Provincial Affairs and Devolution Minister Richard Moyo expressed his gratitude to the President saying the move shows the government’s commitment to ending transport woes. The buses are meant to complement the existing fleet servicing both rural and urban routes whereas another fleet is expected within the next few weeks.
“This initiative shows that the Second Republic is committed to ending transport woes in Binga”, he said.
He further added that investing in transport will also boost developments towards the attainment of Vision 2030.
“Investing in transport will also enhance our strides as we walk towards the attainment of Vision 2030,” he said.
Weighing in, Village healthworker Murime said allocation of buses to Binga will help ease a lot of problems.
“I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to President Mnangagwa and his administration for remembering us and making this possible. We will now be able to travel with ease.
Binga resident; Gogo Hlongwane could not hide her tears of joy as she applauded the Second Republic for being a listening Government and taking care of the needs of the people.
“Thank you for being a listening and caring President”, she said.
Another resident Sibusiso Ndlovu was ecstatic and expressed appreciation to the Government for availing the buses to the province.
“We’re very happy about what the Government has done for us. These buses will go a long way in easing the transport issues we’ve been facing over the years,” said Ndlovu