The Ginigoada Foundation yesterday received three APEC buses from the Department of Finance. The buses, once registered as public motor vehicles, will be used to transport passengers in Port Moresby and Lae.
The Foundation’s bus services has promoted gender equality and also protected women and children against violence and abuse.
Ginigoada Foundation’s Assistant Foundation Manager, Philip Priestly, said that with the new APEC buses given to them, they are now looking at transporting people living with disabilities as well.
“At the end of this year the famous Meri Seif Buses will be turned over to Meri Buses or M Bus,” said Mr Priestly.
The Assistant Foundation Manager stated that the Meri Buses buses will no longer be free of charge and free to ride, passengers will now have to pay a fee of K1 only to get to their destination.
Mr Priestly said that currently the buses run only within city routes; however, they plan to apply for some blue plates so that they can travel out of the city.
By Michelle Steven – EMTV News, Port Moresby