07 Jan 2019 16:40pm
RUNDU, 07 JAN (NAMPA) Public transport from Kavango East after the festive season is not a problem this year as the number of buses and minibuses servicing routes from the region has increased.
For the past three years, holidaymakers were stranded at the beginning of the year as there was not enough transport.
The loading master at the Rundu rank, Brendon Katupisa told Nampa on Monday in previous years up to 200 holidaymakers would have been left without transport to their respective destinations.
Holidaymakers would also be camping at the rank from as early as 06h00, hoping to catch the first minibus, he said.
With the increase in transport however, such problems are now a thing of the past.
The rank is not flooded over the festive season anymore, Katupisa said.
With State schools opening on Tuesday, this news agency visited the rank around 13h00 on Monday. Less than 10 people were still to find transport at the time.
Katupisa said people have been travelling back to places such as Windhoek, Walvis Bay, Oshakati, Tsumeb and Rosh Pinah with ease and there were no concerns about a shortage of transport.
This year we really dont have stranded customers. As much as we have the customer inflow we also have enough Quantums and Ivecos taking people to their destinations, he boasted.
A holidaymaker from Katima Mulilo who celebrated the festive season in Rundu, Gerhard Mutanani concurred with Katupisa, saying the choices presented to commuters this year are plenty.
This year there are many big buses available also such as Intercape, Oasis and Silas Ndapuka, he said.