Teachers in a district of Tanzania’s main city Dar es Salaam can now travel for free on buses to get to and from school, as part of a scheme which officials hope will be extended to the whole city.

Around 3,000 teachers in  Kinondoni  district are expected to receive the bus passes by the end of the week.

The passes can only be used at specific times in the morning and evening.

Most teachers currently use buses called Daladalas to get to school paying approximately 18 US cents per trip.

The initiative was set up by the city authorities and the Dar es Salaam Commuter Bus Owners Association.

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