The Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development Felix Mhona has lifted the suspension of operating license for Rimbi Tours but the operator will nolonger ply the Harare-Nyamapanda route.
In a statement, Mhona said the lifting of Rimbi Tours license followed the operator’s submission of a comprehensive measures put in place to avert a repeat of the incident that forced government to act.
Below is Mhona’s Statement
The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development wishes to advise the public that it has lifted the suspension of the licence for operation of all omnibuses belonging to Rimbi Travel and Tours Pvt Ltd.
The lifting of the suspension follows the submission of comprehensive measures that have been put in place by the Operator to avert such incidents in the future.
Prior to the Road Traffic Accident that occurred on 17 January 2023, efforts were made by stakeholders in the passenger transport sector to resolve the route conflict between Rimbi Travel and Tours Pvt Ltd and Tashllyt Investments Pvt Ltd trading as Zebra Kiss.
The Ministry has therefore seen it in the best interest of all concerned stakeholders to cancel all Route Permits for Rimbi Travel and Tours Pvt on the Harare to Nyamapanda route.
The Operator has consented to this arrangement and will be allowed to service other routes across the country.
The Ministry will continue to enforce and monitor compliance with the terms and conditions of all operators’ licences, including measures against reckless and negligent driving.