Six more Meri Seif buses received

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Six buses received yesterday brings to 10 the number of buses in the Meri Seif fleet in Port Moresby.
The buses were shipped from Melbourne.
According to Ginigoada Foundation monitoring and evaluation officer Mark Buka, the buses would charge K1 per passenger regardless of distance.
The earlier four buses had been providing a free service.
The UN Women and the Ginigoada Foundation are implementing the safe public transport programme with funding from the Australian government.
The foundation in 2013 launched its free bus service for women and girls.
It started with a fleet of only two buses and has now grown to 10.
Meri Seif buses provide an environment in which women and girls can travel without being molested or abused.
The buses not only provide safe transport for women but also raise awareness on issues such as livelihood opportunities and violence.
UN Women has supported with the donation of three Meri Seif buses and one 25-seater Toyota Coaster.
The Canadian government will sponsor 40 women to to be trained to handle the big Ventura buses.

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