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Public company wants to integrate taxi drivers into the pass system

The state-owned company responsible for transport ticketing wants to integrate taxis into the system, which would allow for an increase in revenue for taxi drivers, more security and a greater offer of transport to citizens.


At a meeting with the taxi drivers' associations in Luanda, the National Company for the Management of the Integrated Ticketing System (Enbi) presented its business model and the possibility of establishing a protocol of understanding and cooperation for the acceptance of the so-called "GiraMais" pass in taxis and their eventual integration into the National Integrated Ticketing System (SNBI).

For the state-owned company, the inclusion of taxi drivers in the SNBI will bring several benefits to the population, "since it diversifies travel and mobility options, using 'GiraMais' tickets and passes, as well as the expansion of the urban collective transport network" .

The initiative, says Enbi, should also ensure greater supply capacity in areas not served by buses and ensure greater passenger safety, "since all taxis that join the SNBI will be well identified".

With the inclusion of taxi drivers in the national system, the company believes that the robberies that take place in taxis will "reduction significantly".

"For taxi drivers and vehicle owners, the advantage extends to increased demand, bringing new groups of passengers and an increase in revenue, greater security in collecting values, with less money circulating on board", reads the statement. of press.

Access to support for the formalization of the activity as well as access to social security for the workers involved, taxi drivers and collectors, are also among the benefits, according to Enbi.

"Companies will be able to have a set of attractive packages for the acquisition of 'GiraMais' passes for their employees that can be used in taxis, reducing absenteeism and costs of chartering exclusive means of transport", refers in the note.

Mário Nsingi, chairman of the executive committee of Enbi, guided the meeting, which was attended by representatives of the Angolan Taxi Drivers Association (ATA), of the New Alliance of Angolan Taxi Drivers (ANATA) and members of the management of the ticketing company.

The president of ATA, Rafael Inácio, quoted by the communiqué, expressed himself as "satisfied" with the initiative, admitting the possibility of including its members in the government's public policies.

The president of the executive committee of Enbi, Mário Nsingi, signaled, at the end of the meeting, the need to create a working group between the company he manages and the taxi drivers' associations to create conditions for the signing of a memorandum.

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