Africa University holds dedication ceremony for brand new additions to its transportation fleet

Ribbon cutting and official commisioning of the brand new Irizar bus


12 September 2018
Story by
Jeanette Dadzie
IPAO Correspondent

Wednesday the 12th of September 2018 was a day to remember at the Africa University main campus in Mutare as two brand new buses, a 69 seater Irizar and a 30 seater Toyota Coaster, were commissioned and dedicated by the Vice Chancellor Professor Munashe Furusa, the university Chaplain Rev. Dr. Philimon Chikafu, members of the Vice Chancellor’s cabinet and the Africa University community of students, staff and alumni.

Registrar Mr. Herbert Njonga offered the dedication of the two buses saying,

“These buses were made possible through the hard work of our hands, the resolve of our faith and the help of stakeholders who have tirelessly believed in the dream. They are the product of all of our efforts. They will serve as a blessing to our community ferrying students and staff for the promotion of knowledge, to spiritual activities for the nourishment of our communities and provide services and outreach to the needy.”

He went on to state that the acquisition of the buses came about through the resourceful nature of the university and that all gratitude belongs to God urging the users of the buses to be good stewards. Professor Furusa who acknowledged the dedication and accepted it on behalf of the university community emphasized the necessity for responsible stewardship and due care noting the dedication and hard work of the university’s Procurement Office, the Fleet and Facilities Unit -where drivers received intense training regarding the operation of the high tech Irizar bus, the Branding Committee that selected the eye-catching and bold bus designs and the community at large for their continued support.

Prof. Furusa said,

“We are indeed a world class university and our efforts to ensure that we have attained and maintain this status can be seen in the consistent refurbishment of our student hostels and other key infrastructure. We are experiencing a mind-set shift on our campus where we all envision our university as a world class, competitive and progressive university. I can assure you that more great things are to come. This is just the beginning!”

The Irizar model i6 is a versatile high-end coach, ideal for commuter and touring services standing out due to its features, design, aerodynamics, attention to detail and comfort. Irizar´s identifying symbols make it unmistakable as a safe and reliable coach. Driving it is a special experience, and travelling in it is a true pleasure.

No expense has been spared by the manufacturers in ensuring that the latest automotive safety technology is integrated into the design with frontal collision and roll-over prevention mechanisms put in place and to the highest international standard. The structural strength and torsional rigidity have been improved, as well as the load and weight distribution, providing greater driving stability (

The 30 Toyota Coaster offers a spacious, comfortable cabin that feels like a family sedan with a clean pleasant interior that is just one of the many welcome features. The Coaster delivers precise handling with extra reserves of power and comprehensive safety amenities. Toyota engineering ensures rugged strength, overall economy and fuel efficiency making it a vehicle that is competitively priced but does not compromise on quality. A pleasure to behold with fresh curved and eye-catching angles, form follows function in every detail of the design (