"Be patient," was his message to the aggrieved owners and workers.
The country's public transport services has been suspended since April with the government announcing a countrywide lockdown to curb the transmission of coronavirus.
On Friday, the transport owners' association urged the government to immediately resume bus services in the country. The association also demanded food assistance for the unemployed transport workers.
In a statement, the association said that anger is brewing among the owners and workers of public transport vehicles over indefinite suspension of public transport operations.