Okay, this isn’t yet another of that ‘drama’ you could expect, may be… It’s been itching my ‘big mind’; yes big- I walk by the ‘Think big Standard.’
Here in Kigali- unlike there, we’ve and are more advancing, thanks to those behind the curtains!!!.
Talking of, yes what has been itching me is the transport sector; U’ve already, and have heard of our good roads and organized traffic, no doubt. Of recent, we regular public transport users have been ‘knocked down’ by the sector’s advancement- the gradual disappearance of our familiar ‘Twegerane’- Taxis in replacement of the ‘Buses.’
Kigali Bus Service (KBS) Company has dominated this system- while ‘Onatracom’, a bus company as well still fights it’s woes. Am not familiar yet with the inner system’s process of advancement, but what I know, so far, all I see is ‘KBS labels’ all the big buses, mini-buses and the few taxis-I think which can persist the antagonism.
Remera taxi park has fallen victim of this development; it’s more organized; thanks to whoever oils these wheels.
Though still few in number, long queues are made by ‘we’ the passengers and soon, yes, I overcome the stress of ‘Standing long out in the line’ then in and ready, set to ride.
What puts it off is, unlike the ‘Twegerane,’ at times I pay to stand inside in the bus corridor, since the seats are few. I enjoy the comfort of most seats especially in the mini-buses; since there’s no standing in a mini-bus.
Twice now it has happened, surrendering my comfortable seat to one elderly and another ‘heavy expecting lady’; just because I could be of assistance.It hurts at times, most times. I at most time think of changing my mind but, oh! , I then recall that we first pay the bus fares, and then we enter.
Am thinking of the new development; ‘paying to stand, ’-which isn’t the problem but the time spent outside! I think ‘a fight for the mini-bus’ will work out since ‘comfort is guaranteed’ and why not a little since it’s not free!!!