July 28th, 2011 | People's Daily China to donate 100 buses to Guinea
In a fresh sign of good relations with Guinea, China has pledged 100 buses to the West African country, which is in dire need of world support after last year’s presidential election to end a two-year crisis following a coup.
At a meeting held on Tuesday with Guinean Minister of International Relations Kutubu Mustapha Sannoh, Chinese Ambassador to Guinea Zhao Lixing said the Chinese government in the coming weeks will donate to the Guinean government 100 buses, 50 dustbin trucks and generators to light the streets of the capital Conakry.
The donation comes at a time when the Guinean government is in acute shortage of transportation means and those to keep the city clean and tidy.
The Guinean minister saluted the effort by the Chinese government and said this is not surprising as China always comes to the aid of Guinea during the most trying times.
Ordinary Guineans have also saluted the offer by the Chinese government, describing China as Guinea’s best friend in need.
Conakry is seen by some people as the dirtiest capital in West Africa, with the main streets and the markets littered with abandoned object of all sorts.
The government has long been complaining about lack of vehicles to carry the dirts to the public dustbins.