Transports
' The bus fare inside the country increases by 5%

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 (...)
' Taxis are required to have a black plastic sticker around them

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 (...)
' Charles Ntirampeba: “We don’t want to see anybody standing for more than ten minutes waiting for a bus in the future”.

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, (...)
' Station sans carburant

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 (...)
' Léonidas Sindayigaya: “Fuel will be available within three days”

“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 (...)
' Rugombo Commune parking station

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 (...)
' Passengers may use Platinum agency to travel to Kampala-Uganda via Kigali

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 (...)
' Vehicle users say the rise in price for the technical control is unjust

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 (...)
' Public transit vehicles relocated to COTEBU Market.

North station for public transit vehicles relocated from Kamenge to Ngagara II

07-04-2017 Since Monday morning, Bujumbura authorities in collaboration with the police have relocated the north station for public transit vehicles. Bujumbura City Mayor says the decision was taken to prevent road accidents and promote economic activities at the newly built market commonly called COTEBU. At 7 AM, at the market (...)
' Many cars queuing up for fuel on one gas station in the south of the Burundian capital

Fuel shortage still unsolved, say Bujumbura residents

05-04-2017 The Minister of Energy and Mining announced yesterday that petroleum products will now be distributed only at fuel stations and in daytime from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The decision is taken after a serious lack of fuel that has been observed in the country since the last few (...)
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