Lira City’s first modern bus terminal
Last Updated on: 12th March 2022, 09:09 pm
Lira, March 12, 2022| YY coaches will open its bus terminal, the first of its own in Lira City. YY draws its trademark name from its proprietor Yunus Yusuf Okello.
Speaking to the media on Friday, Yunus Yusuf, managing director said, “We decided to have our bus terminal to provide better services to our people of Lira City and the entire Lango sub-region”
According to Yunus, YY coaches started plying their trade in 2010 from Mbale to Kampala and later a request came from the Soroti community in Eastern Uganda and YY had to extend its services.
In Lango, YY has buses plying Apac Lira route and Lira- Kampala route and all in all covering Dokolo, Apac, Kwania, Oyam, Lira and Kole districts, according to the area manager, Sam Ebyeru.
“We are very cooperative with the community, this is now the third year and we are very appreciative to the people of Lira and Lango for embracing the services of YY coaches,” Yunus said.
He is excited that with the bus terminal now erected, passengers will no longer face the hurdles of being pulled left and right at the bus park.
“When you are in one place with other bus companies, there is always a struggle for passengers, but now when you enter our gate, you are sure of enjoying the services of YY coaches,” the MD added.
YY bus terminal has a raft of benefits for passengers which among others include a free Wifi internet, waiting lounge and clean toilet facilities as well as a van to pick customers within three kilometres.
He further explains that the company also engages in corporate social responsibilities citing an example whenn students were stuck at Namayimba bus park during the lockdown and “we are the only bus company” that gave free buses without charging any transport fares.
He adds that YY has also never increased transport fares during festive seasons
He further explained that he enjoys good relations with other bus companies where they normally stop and assist in incase a tyre bursts.
Just like any other business, there are bound to be challenges, and one of those according to Yunus is the increase in fuel prices as well as the devastating impact of Covid 19.
Accidents are a common phenomenon on Uganda roads and cause several deaths making the issue of road safety very pertinent, tell us.
Frank Oyugi put this question to the company and in response Sam Ebyeru, the manager said: “In 2015 YY won the award for the best in road safety, and the company has good drivers and we value our customers.”
The bus is currently plying the Eastern and Northern routes of Uganda including Paidha, Yumbe, Arua, and Koboko.
YY has about 42 buses operating on different routes across the country and is also a registered company in courier service.
Toby Opio, a resident in Lira City West said he is excited about this latest development and said it would attract investments.
The terminal will be launched tomorrow.
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