Ivory Coast builds own buses
Sotra’s Director, Mamadou Coulibaly, said the company had long been envisaging how to procure low-cost and less complicated buses fit for local utilization.
“We wanted the transfer of technology in Africa, and we wanted to build buses of our own specification. The buses we used to import from Europe were too sophisticated and too costly. They had too many electronic devices. We don’t really need these kinds here,” Mamadou explained.