Plans to revive state-owned transport operator, the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) are moving forward after the parastatal embarked on a recruitment drive.
ZUPCO last week advertised several vacant positions including bus conductors, cashiers, analysis clerks, automobile electricians, workshop foremen and artisan-motor mechanics/diesel plant fitters.
This was revealed by the ZUPCO acting chief executive officer Mr Evaristo Madangwa in an interview with The Sunday Mail. He said:
This recruitment is the first step in reviving our operations and increasing supporting staff to the manpower levels which were not in place.
The advertised positions are meant to take care of the equipment and other operations to make sure we achieve our targeted goals.
The capacity building depends on the number of buses available, as we get more buses, we keep recruiting to increase our supporting staff.
The reason why we are saying we need conductors, cashiers, clerks and other staff is that we have identified some gaps which need to be filled immediately.
ZUPCO buses were reintroduced a few weeks ago in response to nationwide riots that were triggered by the government’s decision to increase fuel prices, making them the highest in the world.
More: The Sunday Mail
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Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) is a parastatal that administers government's public transport buses and commuters. It operates transport services that ply local and regional routes. The parastatal operates under the Ministry of Transport and is headquartered in Belvedere, Harare, a few miles form Harare's... Read More About Zimbabwe United Passenger Company