Lae bus service boosted

Business, Normal

The National, Tuesday December 17th, 2013

 A PUBLIC transport service operator in Lae, Morobe has set precedence by acquiring 10 vehicles in one batch, impressing Ela Motors sales northern region manager Douglas Rogers.

Rogers was amazed with Maita Yawi, describing his achievement as raising the standard of public transport industry in Morobe.

He said the transport operator had invested significantly in new units to boost the service in Lae and neighbouring areas.

Yawi, from Maita-Yalu village in Central Kagua, Southern Highlands, took delivery of five coaster buses and five four-wheel drives on Saturday.

The new units boosted Yawi’s bus fleet to 23, while the five new four-wheelers joined another 15 in the fleet.

Half of the bus units were serving the back roads to Bumayong and Kamkumung to East Taraka while the others operated on the highways.

Rogers said he was honoured to present the keys of the 10 vehicles to a young bus operator like Yawi, who had been aspiring  to provide a better transport service.

Yawi started his business from scratch with K70 while working as a security guard after finishing Grade 6.

He said he strived hard to surmount the challenges.

Yawi said he was able to prove his worth as a person and a businessman to his three brothers Allan, Amon and Peter, who are also bus operators in Lae.

“I pay respect to my tireless mechanics, drivers, crews and office staff for their dedication and effort because without their commitment, I can could not have progressed this far,” Yawi said.