Avoid rushing for transport at the ''dying minutes'' - Nabta

07 Jan 2014 08:20am
OSHAKATI, 07 JAN (NAMPA) – The Namibia Bus and Taxi Association (Nabta) is doing everything possible to ensure that sufficient public transport is available for people when they return from holiday next year, especially from northern Namibia.
Nabta chairperson Pendapala Nakathingo spoke to Nampa on Monday in response to holidaymakers and other travelers finding themselves stranded at the northern towns of Oshakati and Ondangwa yet again, due to the lack of sufficient public transport at the end of the festive season.
Hundreds of holidaymakers and travelers, who have to travel from northern Namibia back to their duty stations elsewhere in the country, continue to be stranded at the Oshakati and Ondangwa bus terminals since the weekend.
Some holidaymakers, who were supposed to be on duty at towns such as Windhoek in the Khomas Region and at the coastal towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay on Monday already, were still stuck without transport as of Monday afternoon.
Nakathingo noted that people end up stranded because they want to travel at the ''last minute'' - an annual occurrence.
Although the Nabta leadership has advised holidaymakers/travelers to avoid rushing for transport at the ''dying minutes'', Nakathingo promised that the association will seriously consult business entities, such as the Namibia Contract Haulage and able business personalities to avail enough buses at the end of the festive season next year.
The rush for transport re-occurs at the beginning of each academic year, affecting schoolchildren and teachers who are based outside northern Namibia.