I am Tanzanian, being a third world country, i am not t Liberty to complain about most of the things happening there as its so me what expected. (3rd world country problems.), but 1 thing for sure that i pray they improve is public transportation as it is a NIGHT MARE, especially in the Commercial city capital of Daressalaam. Its dreadful.
To get on a public bus during rush hour whether pregnant, too young or too old, you must fight
,and obviously the strongest wins.
Aside from the struggle, there seems to be no limit to the number of people a bus can carry as the one with capacity to carry 36 people is allowed to carry more than twice its capacity.
This is not only risky to road safety but also suffocation of the passengers, i almost fell a victim once, luckily i was squeezed and mushed a bit close to a window and i managed to breath intermittently.
The over congestation has also resulted to cases such sexual assault, pick Pocketing in the past.
Solving the general public transportation problem may not be easy but making it a bit more bearabke by tackling these issues might help the general public.