Latwell Nyangu, H-Metro Reporter
Passengers Association of Zimbabwe has commended the need to educate commuters who will be boarding Zupco buses in the wake of Covid-19.
Passengers are failing to maintain social distance during queuing for the buses.
The situation is worrying the association’s president, Tafadzwa Goliath who called for more buses and education.
“We are teaching people about Covid-19 so that they maintain social distance but it’s difficult to maintain that since people would be scrambling to get inside.
“Vamwe vari kuti the problem ndeyekuti vanenge vachitya kupindirwa so hazvizoita kupanana space.
“Hanzi vamwe vari bully zvekuti unobuditswa muqueue
“They are pleading with Government to help them with more buses apart from Zupco.
“The problem is about getting to work early where some vari kuti vanosvika vachiita log in kubasa and vakunonoka kubasa.
‘Vari kunyorerwa mamemos ekunonoka,” he said.
Goliath said they are making efforts to engage the Government for the provision of more buses to cater for the crisis.
“We are doing rounds where we are monitoring the way how passengers are boarding the buses.
“We had time to talk to passengers and they are raising issues to do with time to get to work.
“We are engaging the authorities to bring more buses apart from Zupco.
“Some are waking up as early as 4 am to get the bus and some are boarding the bus around 11am yet they start work at 8.
“Going home is another challenge and it’s a sad situation, so passengers are pleading with us to bring more transport,” he added.