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IITA Kalambo station gets a bus for staff

IITA Kalambo staff express their gratitude in receiving the new bus; Driver Luc Mbuwi (center in striped shirt) drove the bus from Nairobi and hands the keys to Dr Paul Dontsop Nguezet

IITA Kalambo staff express their gratitude in receiving the new bus; Driver Luc Mbuwi (center in striped shirt) drove the bus from Nairobi and hands the keys to Dr Paul Dontsop Nguezet

The IITA Kalambo Station has a brand new bus for staff use! The bus will be used for transporting staff to and from the office, which is located about 30 km from Bukavu City. The absence of public transport on the route had been a major problem for staff.

Having its own transportation in the hub for staff use will reduce the cost of transportation and facilitate staff travel on that route.

The entire staff of IITA Kalambo were excited about the new bus. The keys of the bus were officially handed over to Dr Paul Dontsop Nguezet who received the bus on behalf of Dr Chris Okafor, the Officer in Charge of IITA Kalambo Station.

Expressing their joy, Mr Mustapha Kigangu, SARD-SC Research Supervisor, said: “This is really good news to staff; the office used to rent a 28-seater which was not enough to take everyone. The arrival of this new bus is a solution to staff transportation problems. We thank our ldeaders for making our life easier.”

Mrs Despines Bamuleke, IITA Kalambo Research Assistant, was particularly happy because the bus is a four-wheeler which will make it less difficult to ply the Kalambo route during the rainy season.

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