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Bus Company Helps The Needy

It has always been a philosophy for a bus company to give back to the people who are in need. Sunset Buses Limited is part of the ‘Five and Two’
04 Feb 2018 10:49
Bus Company Helps The Needy
Parents and Children of the Sunshine Special School at the launching outside Churchill Park in Lautoka on February 03, 2018. Photo: Karalaini Tavi

It has always been a philosophy for a bus company to give back to the people who are in need. Sunset Buses Limited is part of the ‘Five and Two’ ministry which looks after the feeding of widows and their families and also the homeless.

Owner Jale Silimaibau said: “For every income that is earned every month, one tenth is given to those in need and those children who do not have any parents.”

‘Five and Two’ ministry started ever since they revived the company in 1994, he said.

The company has taken its bus transportation to a new level with the introduction of four new buses to its fleet.

The company bought the coaches from Sinotruk in China with a total value of $1.4 million. It began their services yesterday along the Queens highway.

Sinotruk, in recognising the work Sunset Express was carrying out for the widows and street people, gave two more buses for free.

“This is all God’s doing, the more you give it will be returned back to you,” Mr Silimaibau said.

“Running the business is something that I consider to be a talent and it is good seeing my son is carrying on the role.

“Every cent earned by that coach, whether it is $10,000 or $20,000 a month, this will go towards the ‘Five and Two’ ministry.”

The buses seating capacity was 55, which was 10 less than the normal 65 seater buses.

“Even though we have 10 passengers short, we want our passengers to travel in comfort and that is why we have two seats on each side instead of three and two.

“These passengers travel long distances and they need to travel in comfort and that is what Sunset Express offers,” he said.

“The buses have come with all the comfort needed for long travelling and with an added attraction.

“Passengers will have their own mobile charging pot.”

Mr Slimaibau also said they were hoping to get two more new buses in the next two months and they will continue to improve their services.

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