Rwanda: Necessary Use of Taxi Moto Good Metres Begins Friday

Efficient Friday, January 7, using good metres might be obligatory for all taxi-moto operators in Kigali.

Rwanda Utility Regulatory Authority (RURA) final yr in December introduced the reintroduction of good metres for industrial bike operators, beginning with these in Kigali.

Yego Innovision Ltd is the one firm with the unique license to produce the metres.

In an interview with The New Instances concerning the preparations forward of the official launch Aline Uwamahoro, the Technique and Partnership Supervisor at Yego Innovision mentioned that they’re prepared and thus far they’ve already put in shut to fifteen,000 devices.

A taxi moto operator holds his metre and card after the receiving them from YEGO . Yego Innovision Ltd is the one firm with the unique license to produce the metres.. Craish Bahizi

“As the one remaining participant we needed to take over inside two weeks and set up for all taxi moto riders in want and we managed to do it although we have confronted some challenges thus far we’ve put in 14,265 riders are able to function tomorrow,” she mentioned on Thursday.

Including that the focused quantity given by their stakeholders was 19,000 however for various causes similar to homeowners who’re laborious to get, some operators with money owed with Rwanda Income Authority amongst different points, they failed to satisfy the goal on time.

Nevertheless, she mentioned that they have been prepared to put in no less than 600 devices each day to satisfy the goal however the issue was on the rider’s facet to attend as anticipated.

Uwamahoro mentioned that they’ve skilled an enormous enhance inside the previous two days.

She added that the set up remains to be ongoing until the time all beneficiaries are coated although she mentioned that they anticipate that the quantity may enhance and guaranteed riders that they’re ready for it and able to assist them anytime.

Commenting on preparations, Jean Pierre Mubiligi, the coordinator of this mission at RURA mentioned that as they introduced earlier they’ll implement it on a communicated date and apply to all associated beneficiaries.

Nevertheless, he mentioned that they’re conscious that some riders will be unable to have meters on time as a result of cheap and communicated causes as an illustration those with instances the place it was laborious to hyperlink with the homeowners of motors and others with appointments amongst others causes.

Mubiligi mentioned that along with different stakeholders such because the Metropolis of Kigali and Police they’re able to comply with up and monitor the implementation of this growth.

RURA additionally urges individuals (Passengers and Riders) to report all challenges they’ll face explaining that they’re able to make some modifications the place it will likely be crucial for the general public curiosity.

“We want individuals to offer us suggestions for higher implementation of this technique and all stakeholders agreed to take actions the place it will likely be crucial” Mubiligi Defined.

He additionally added that for moto riders they signal a two years contract with suppliers to pay for the providers and after two years there might be assessments and tariff critiques.

Passengers communicate out

Riders and passengers are prepared and ready for meters as all Kigali-based riders won’t be allowed to work with out good meters.

Nancy Umutesi, a pupil at AUCA College who makes use of a motorcycle regularly, informed The New Instances that she is ready to embrace this know-how once more as a result of bargaining was typically laborious.

She added that even the costs are actually truthful in comparison with the earlier ones.