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Uganda to implement Bus Rapid Transit to de-congest Kampala City

 

The Uganda State Minister for Transport Hon. Aggrey Bagaiire (right) has announced this week that his government will implement the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) concept in order to de-congest the jam-prone City of Kampala.

Mr Bagiire made the announcement after visiting the Dar es Salaam Rapid Transport (DART) project, popularly known as ‘Mwendokasi’, which has largely improved transport services in the Tanzania commercial capital.

“I have seen how this project works and I am very impressed. It is not the question of whether we are going to think about it, we are going to implement it immediately,” said Minister Bagiire.

Tanzania Permanent Secretary for Transport Dr. Leonard Chamriho (right), CCTTFA Executive Secretary Captain Dieudonne Dukundane (centre) and Uganda Shippers Council Chairman Mr. Charles Kareba escorted the Uganda State Minister for Transport Hon. Aggrey Bagiire during the tour of Dar es Salaam Rapid Transit (DART) project.

The Minister took time to visit the project after successfully concluding the signing of the MOU with Tanzania government on improvement of railway and inland waterways transport route from Dar es Salaam Port to Kampala via Mwanza Port.

The Minister with his delegation got a glimpse of how the transport service work buy boarding one of the buss and cruise from Ferry bus terminal to Morocco terminal. He was accompanied by Tanzania Permanent Secretary for Transport Dr. Leonard Chamriho and other high-ranking officials.