You are here: HomeNews2015 07 13Article 368193

Business News of Monday, 13 July 2015

Source: GNA

MMT leads commercial road transport operators

The Metro Mass Transit Limited (MMTL), is the leading road transport operator in the country, Mr Emmanuel Kusi, acting Sunyani Regional Depot Manager has stated.

He said the Sunyani Depot has a fleet of 66 allocated buses, 53 of which are currently operational with the rest under maintenance.

He said almost 88 per cent of the buses are efficiently on the Depot’s 24 routes from the Region to all parts of the country.

Mr Kusi was reacting to speculations that the MMTL is collapsing because of the entrance of new operators in the commercial road transport industry in an interview with Ghana News Agency in Sunyani.

As Regional Depot: “We are still existing and on course with our operations because passengers patronage daily is encouraging,” he said.

Mr Kusi said the Company is aware of its challenges like road crashes as a transport operator but since the beginning of 2015, it has not recorded an accident.

That notwithstanding, the Depot has re-trained its 150 drivers in the Region on both theory and practical driving skills, Mr Kusi added and explained “the objective was to drastically reduce road accidents to maintain the record of zero fatal accident in 2015 and beyond”.

Mr Kusi said the drivers were also educated on tactics to reduce fuel consumption to save cost of operations whilst ensuring efficient services to meet passengers’ satisfaction.

This he explained was because as non-wholly commercial operating transport company, it absorbs some percentage of the real cost of transport fares supposed to be paid by passengers.

Hence “the MMTL’s fares are the cheapest among all the operators in the road transport business because as a form of corporate social responsibility to the… public, we are not allowed to increase fares to commensurate with fuel price increment,” Mr Kusi indicated.

Join our Newsletter