Transports
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Deposit requirement for road accident victims to hospital suspended

02-13-2019 Burundi Public Health Ministry has instructed all hospitals not to ask victims of road accidents to pay deposit before their treatment saying it should be paid 48 hours after their admission to hospital. Jean Bosco Girukwishaka, Spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health says the measure has been taken (...)
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Fuel shortage persists in Bujumbura

01-09-2019 From the south to the north of the capital Bujumbura, few petrol stations were providing fuel and gasoil in the morning of 8 January. In the southern neighborhoods, Mogas station located in Kabondo quarter in Mukaza commune was providing fuel and gasoline after four days without working. Pump attendants (...)
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Bus fare increases by 5% in Burundi

08-10-2018 “The bus fare in Bujumbura city increases from BIF 380 to 400, while transport prices inside the country must not exceed a 5% increase for both people and goods,” reads in a communiqué jointly released on August 9th by the Ministries of Commerce, Transport, Energy and Mine as well (...)
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Taxi users deplore arbitrary measure

07-19-2018 All cars carrying passengers in rural public transport must have a black plastic sticker which serves to distinguish taxis operating inside the country from those operating in Bujumbura city. Since 16 July, the police have seized taxis that do not have this sticker and fined their drivers with BIF (...)
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Public transport reorganization in Bujumbura raises complaints

05-09-2018 Since the past two weeks, there has been a new organization of public transport in the city of Bujumbura. Some bus stops have been removed others created. Some passengers complain. Séraphine Nitunga, a woman in her forties met on ‘28 Novembre’ road, near Roi Khaled Hospital in the morning, (...)
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Burundi government raises fuel price

01-20-2018 “The price of fuel has gone up, the price of 1 liter of gasoline and diesel at gas station will cost BIF 2250, has declared this Friday 19 January, Léonidas Sindayigaya, Spokesman for the Ministry of the Energy and Mines. Before this decision was taken to increase the fuel (...)
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“Fuel will be available within three days”, says Ministry of Energy

01-18-2018 Since last Thursday 11January, many of the gas stations in Bujumbura town are not providing fuel. Long queues of vehicles are seen at the few gas stations that have fuel. Léonidas Sindayigaya, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Energy and Mines reassures: “Fuel will be available within three days.” Sindayigaya (...)
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Drivers denounce extra tax imposition in Rugombo commune

01-11-2018 Drivers of bikes, buses and taxis in Rugombo commune of Cibitoke province complain about additional taxes the local administration has recently imposed on them. “Before moving from Rugombo to another commune, we must show the receipt proving that we have paid the annual tax to the commune”, says a (...)
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Passengers for Kampala may now pass through Kigali or Tanzania

11-15-2017 Passengers from Burundi to Kampala are no longer obliged to pass through Tanzania. Since two months, travel agencies can also go through Kigali. It is a huge relief for traders and passengers. Shopkeepers sourcing from Uganda welcome the situation. “Kigali way is too short and the transportation conditions are (...)
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Price of technical inspection of vehicles to be increased

08-23-2017 Public Transport Office [OTRACO] has announced that the price of the technical inspection of vehicles will increase from September 1st. Vehicles owners and drivers speak of an unjust measure. Following the recent measure taken by OTRACO, the price for the technical control of public transport vehicles will go from (...)
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