The city of Polokwane almost came to a standstill when Limpopo MEC for Transport, Mme Makoma Makhurupetja officially launched October Transport Month at Polokwane Cricket Club on Tuesday 02 October 2018.
Transport stakeholders in Limpopo including traffic officials, South African Small Bus Operators Council (SANSBOC), National Taxi Operators (SANTACO),Kopano Bus Service, Madodi Bus Company, Mathole Bus Service all led by ZCC Brass band made a procession which started at the SABC Park attracting thousands of onlookers as they made their way through to the venue.
Proceedings got underway with a parade led by 450 trainee traffic officials from the Manenu Traffic College in Vhembe District.
Under the theme, “Road safety is my responsibility”, MEC Makhurupetja thanked and acknowledged the good and efficient transport providers in Limpopo such as Kopano and Madodi as well as Mathole bus Services.
Makhurupetja further committed herself that she will soon be using taxis and buses as a way of promoting the use of public transport which is safe and reliable to passengers.
SANSBOC spokesperson in Limpopo Tsheko Moloto said they supported the call and the vision of the department which is in alignment with their mandate to organize all small bus operators in Limpopo.
Moloto says, “Safety comes first. We support public transport that is efficient, safe and affordable to the public”.
Other dignitaries included mayors and councilors from various municipalities in Limpopo.