Various stakeholders responsible for scholar transport in the North West are adamant that when schools re-opens this year, all systems would be in place for scholars.

The Head of Department of Community Safety and Transport Management, Botlhale Mofokeng met with the newly appointed CEO of North West Transport Investment (NTI) Bukeka Mahlutshane and CEO of Learner Transport Mr Gideon Wessie in Rustenburg to discuss challenges facing scholar transport. The meeting was also meant to discuss and come up with innovative strategies to improve scholar transport services, and deal with challenges that were met last year.

Mofokeng said she was excited about the outcomes of the meeting. “The meeting was beneficial to both parties. We are ready for the schools reopening and assure everyone that all learners will be ferried to their various  schools on time and safely.

“Our Department together  with  the Department of Education and Sports development and the NTI will run a thorough inspection on the scholar transports before the school reopening to ensure that the transport used to fury learners are road worthy and have valid permits,” said Mofokeng.