PRIME Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has asked that another bus be provided to service the Buavou Seaqaqa route daily to cater for the large number of passengers.
Responding to pleas of crowded buses raised by the Buavou Village headman, Pita Ravula, at a talanoa session with members of the public in Seaqaqa, Commodore Bainimarama requested LTA regional manager North Isoa Tawakevou to look into the matter.
Speaking in the iTaukei language Commodore Bainimarama requested Mr Tawakevou to seek a replacement bus before any mishaps occurred affecting the people living in the area.
Mr Ravula said the bus servicing their area was always crowded because students and adults relied on it.
He said the bus company that serviced the route daily had two buses travelling there, but by the time they reached Buavou they were usually full.
"About 130 passengers use the bus service in the area daily and this includes students," he said.
"I humbly request if you could intervene in the matter and see that our children and adults are safe when boarding these buses."
Commodore Bainimarama instructed the LTA regional manager North to ensure that a replacement bus was arranged for the Buavou Seaqaqa route.