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Stranded ZUPCO appeals for more buses

by Mandla Ndlovu
04 Mar 2019 at 08:15hrs | Views
The Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) is appealing for tenders from experienced transport service providers to supply them with more buses after it was hit by massive withdrawal from previous contractors.

In an invitation to tender ZUPCO said the deadline for tender submission is the 13th of April 2019.

"Tenders must be enclosed in a  sealed envelope and endorsed on the outside with 5the advertised tender number, the description, the closing date and must be posted in time to be sorted in the Post Office Box 3298, Belvedere, Harare.

"Tender documents are obtainable upon payment of a non-refundable fee of $100."

The government introduced the ZUPCO bus scheme so as to cushion commuters who could not afford the fees charged by commuter omnibuses.

However, the deal fell apart when the government failed to pay the contractors the agreed mone6y and they pulled out leaving commuters who were relying on the buses stranded.

Source - Byo24News