Captain Tours, a bus company has procured four luxury passenger buses worth over K520 million and has introduced the Courier company, Captain Courier aimed at moving goods and parcels across the country.
Captain Tours and Courier director Martin Nyirenda said in an interview on Monday that the addition of new buses aims at solving transportation challenges as a number of buses have dwindled in recent years.
He said: “Right now transportation challenges are crippling in especially on the part of big buses. About two decades or so ago the country had more than 300 buses but now the number is less than 150 buses.
“We are working to bring efficiency and effectiveness to sort out the transport communication problem where people board a bus and wait for so many hours, we stick to travel time table to lessen waiting period for passengers”.
He described the buses as luxurious with modern facilities such as frige, water dispenser, television, phone charging ports, adjustable seats and free WiFi among other facilities.
He hailed the customers for contributing to the success of the company and called on their continued support as the company now has 11 business in total.
On the part of the Courier service, Nyirenda said they will be covering all the districts of the country transporting and delivering the parcels to bridge the gap that exists where some existing service providers fail to reach.
One of the Lilongwe based passenger Esther Phiri described the acquisition of the new buses and the introduction of the Courier service by the company as important to ease traveling choices and delivering of goods to places.
Last week, Minister of Information Gospel Kazako said the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) will be licensing more courier services to bring competition, effective service delivery, good for job creation agenda.