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Transport- a rare commodity

The festive season has come to an end, and  as always there is always a shortage of transport this time of the year as commuter buses cannot keep up with the number of people flocking back to the city to resume work. As Windhoek is becoming alive again, this is not the case in many parts of the country. Many holiday makers travelling from the North to Windhoek were inconvenienced as many of them were forced to either sleep at the bus terminals leaving them at the mercy of thieves or were forced to get private hikes. According to a bystander at the Oshakati Station, he arrived at the station before noon time, only to find that all the buses had already departed for Windhoek.  He told an Economist Reporter, that normally there are minibuses available until about 11 pm but this year it appears that people are forced to take lifts from private cars. The Economist is also reliably informed that the Swapo-owned Namib Contract Haulage buses only started transporting people as of Wednesday this week, easing the burden to some of the travel cars who have been stranded in the North since the beginning of the year. Bus shortages were also experienced in Rundu, Luderitz and various parts of the country. (Photograph by Daniel Kavishe)

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