The Limpopo provincial government’s strategy to turn around the fortune of the Great North Transport (GNT) is bearing fruits. The government’s plan is to have all old buses replaced within the next few years.
Commuters in the Makhado area who rely on Great North Transport (GNT) for their safe transportation can breathe a sigh of relief following the delivery of 9 new buses from the first batch of 75 fleet that were unveiled by Limpopo Premier, Mr Stan Mathabatha in February 2020.
The 9 buses will offer the necessary support to the existing fleet in Makhado as well as indirectly boost the Vhembe district economy by ensuring safe and effective transportation to various destinations.
The Secretary of the Makhado Transport Forum, Mr Lugisani Ravele said his forum was very supportive of GNT’s turnaround strategy and they were pleased and excited that the 9 new buses were delivered as promised.
He further appealed to the communities to “please look after these buses as they are here to service your needs”’
GNT’s Chief Executive Officer Sandile Kheswa, said improving the province’s public transport system is a critical part of the company’s’ broader development agenda.
Kheswa said GNT will continue to support initiatives that geared to improve safety on
“our roads” and he further indicated that lives of the commuters come first.