Sierra Leone’s Chief Minister, Dr. David Moinina Sengeh, shares promising updates on the thriving “Waka Fine” public transportation system, revealing that an impressive 60,000 bus tickets have been swiftly secured by Freetonians since its inauguration on January 29, 2024.

To further facilitate the transition to the new system, the Sierra Leonean government generously allowed citizens in Freetown to enjoy free rides on the “Waka Fine” buses for three days, from January 30th to February 1st, 2024. This initiative aimed to familiarize the public with the new transportation option and encourage its adoption.

Starting from February 2nd, citizens began paying a nominal fee of le 10 for any destination within the Eastern and Western corridors of Freetown. This signifies the official implementation of fare charges for the “Waka Fine” buses, marking a significant step towards sustaining this modernized public transportation system.

Chief Minister Sengeh expressed his satisfaction with the overwhelming response from Freetonians, highlighting the 60,000 tickets purchased on February 2nd as a testament to the community’s readiness to embrace the “Waka Fine” buses as their preferred mode of transportation.

Moreover, Sengeh clarified that while the “Waka Fine” buses serve as a pivotal component of public transportation, taxis are still permitted to operate within the designated corridors. This strategic decision ensures a diverse range of transportation options, catering to the varied needs and preferences of the citizens.

As Sierra Leone continues to invest in enhancing its public infrastructure, the success of the “Waka Fine” buses reflects a positive stride towards more efficient and accessible transportation services for the people of Freetown.