Pioneer Easy Bus Company is in talks with KCCA to extend it’s contract of transportation services around Kampala.
Joshua Zilyawulamu, Operations Manager at Pioneer Easy Bus Company, said that they’re in talks with KCCA to negotiate a new contract and improve their services in the city.
In 2012 when they signed the contract, 522 buses were to be imported in a phased manner to replace taxis in the city. This fell flat on its face after KCCA failed to designate separate lanes for the buses as agreed.
Zilyawulamu says they are operating at 65 percent loss far below what they targeted in the initial agreement with a fleet of 40 buses. He says they are optimistic that increasing their fleet on the road will bring down the losses.
The Company plans to deploy 60 buses to serve the city over the Christmas festivities up from the current 40 on the road. Sseligo says most of the buses are hired by Churches, schools and individuals doing weddings and parties.
The Company has ventured into advertisements of different brands including mobile money, money transfer services and DSTV among others to supplement its income.