President Emmerson Mnangagwa has arrived in Bulawayo ahead of the National University of Science and Technology (NUST)’s 25th graduation ceremony today (Saturday).
Before officiating the graduation ceremony, the president is also expected to commission 79 Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco) buses at the City Hall car park.
Minister of State for Bulawayo Metropolitan Province, Judith Ncube yesterday said the city was ready to host President Mnangagwa. She said:
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The President will have a busy schedule tomorrow (today) in Bulawayo as he would be commissioning 76 Zupco buses.The event will take place at the City Hall car park in the morning. Whether the buses would be for Bulawayo only or they will be distributed to other areas we don’t know, but certainly he will commission those buses. Everything is in place for that.
The commissioning of buses comes when the public transport sector is totally collapsed. Commuter omnibus operators who dominate the sector are currently demanding exorbitant fees from commuters arguing that their charges are being determined by fuel prices.
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