Bus drivers have resumed operations after Tanzanian Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda reinstated a directive allowing trucks and public transport vehicles to carry up to 5% over the allowable weight without penalty, Tanzania's Daily News reported Thursday (October 10th).
Hundreds of travellers were stranded at bus terminals Monday and Tuesday after bus and truck owners went on strike.
The strike prompted an emergency meeting Tuesday among leaders of the Tanzania bus Operators Association (TABOA), the Surface and Marine Transport Authority, the National Traffic Police Commander Mohamed Mpinga and others.
"Yesterday we had lengthy discussions with the regional commissioner together with the regional committee," said Mustafa Malonge, TABOA central committee member. "Afterwards, the committee went to meet with Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda, where he issued the directives."