Pioneer buses back on kampala roads
Following successful road tests, buses of the Pioneer Easy Bus Company are back on the road after a two-year absence, its managers say.
They will ply the Kampala-Kireka-Banda-Kyambogo-Nakawa route and the Kampala-Luzira-Kitintale-Bugolobi route.
According to Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), the bus company will start with 100 buses as is contained in an agreement made with the new management.
KCCA engineers said they tested the mechanical condition of the buses, which have been parked at Mandela National Stadium for a long time.
“The chief mechanical engineers have tested the buses and the road worthiness and they have confirmed to us that they are in good condition,” said KCCA spokesperson, Peter Kaujju.
He said the buses will charge a fee of sh1,500 for either route and that the passengers will be able to access the bus tickets on the buses.
For almost one year the owners of the bus company and KCCA officers have been negotiating a new contract.
“They have been negotiating with KCCA and other Government agencies like Uganda Revenue Authority, trying to sort out some small issues,” said Kaujju.
KCCA made it clear that the buses will not be the only transport operator in the city, and will only supplement other means of city transport.
“The buses are going to operate alongside other bus companies and the commuter taxis.