Metro Mass acquires spare parts

metro massThe Metro Mass Transit (MMT) Company has taken delivery of one million Euros worth of spare parts from VDL Holland to help repair its broken down buses.

The spare parts are meant to rehabilitate about 499 faulty buses and put them back on the road within three months.

As parts of efforts to facilitate the repair works Al- Hassa Ligbi, the Managing Director of the company, said the technical division had volunteered to work on weekends.

He said the technical staff would be joined by management during the weekends to work on the vehicles to get them back on the road as early as possible.

Mr Ligbi said since he took office about a month ago and instituted the voluntary service, 80 buses had so far been repaired and put back on the road.

He said the company’s current operational fleet, stood at 466 adding that when the 499 buses were finally repaired, the entire fleet would be augmented to serve the nation better.

Ms Bernice Akologo, Acting Head of Communication, said MMT would continue to work hard to support government’s pro- poor policy of transporting people across the country.

She disclosed that plans were far advanced for the company to procure a fleet of 200 air-conditioned buses to position it to serve all classes of patrons.

Ms Akologo said the company had also put into motion a five-year strategic plan, aimed at propelling it to a world class transport company by 2018.

“We remain focused to become one of the safest, reliable and affordable means of transport throughout the country by 2018,” she said.

She asked the workers to rally behind the new managing director to transform the fortunes of the company, adding that the technical staff needed to be commended for their sacrifice, knowing that there was much work to be done with the weekdays not being enough.

By Times Reporter 

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