Tarime District Commissioner (DC) Glorious Luoga yesterday opened a new Sirari bus stand for Mwanza and Musoma destined commuter buses, restricting touts from the facility.
The small town of Sirari is one of the country's busiest border posts connecting the country with the neighbouring Kenya. The DC barred touts from the new bus stand at Ng'erenge're area, a few kilometers from the Tanzanian/Kenya border post.
"Touts are not allowed here.
Every bus company should have not over five people and they should be wearing uniforms and carrying identity cards," Mr Luoga ordered. He said revenues accrued from the bus stand will be directed towards improving facility infrastructure as well as supporting other development activities in area.
Earlier, Tarime District Executive Director (DED) Apoo Castro said the new stand will help to boost the council's revenue as well as create job opportunities.
"The income will be injected on development including provision of social services," said Mr Castro. Local villagers and workers of the buses welcomed the new bus stand and urged all necessary infrastructure to be put in place .
Meanwhile, the DED banned school going children from roaming the bus stand areas or conducting any business activity. "The government is investing on education and every child must be in school. We are done with making desks and we are now moving to construction of classrooms," Mr Castrol said.