Dr. Fritz Ntone Ntone inaugurated nine 35-seater buses on February 24.
Since the ban of some intra-urban transport vehicle, fondly called “cargos”, in November 2014, movement has not been easy for the close to three million inhabitants of cosmopolitan Douala. It is for this reason that the Douala City Council in its capacity as a Board Member of an intra-urban transport company called Société Camerounaise de Transport Urbain, SOCATUR, and with State subvention, decided to make movement easy for city dwellers by acquiring new buses for the company.
According to the Government Delegate to the Douala City Council, Dr. Fritz Ntone Ntone, the City Council’s contribution in the acquisition of the buses in a three-year programme is FCFA 450 million.
During the inaugural ceremony, he revealed that within a three-year timeframe SOCATUR will acquire between 300 and 500 buses of various categories including 19-seater, 35-seater and the giant buses capable of carrying over a hundred people.
On his part, the Director General of the company who doubles as the Vice President of SOCATUR’s Board of Directors, Jean Ernest Ngalle Bibehe, assured commuters that though the air-conditioned buses are new and comfortable, the fare per drop remains unchanged; FCFA 150 for giant buses and FCFA 200 for the 19 and 35-seater buses. The buses were presented to the Senior Divisional Officer for Wouri after which a press conference was held on the arrival of the new buses.
Source `Cameroon Tribune