Metro Mass Transit to be transformed

BY: Samuel K. Obour

The new management of Metro Mass Transit ( MMT) has resolved to transform the  organisation into a benchmark transport organisation in the transport sector in the country.

It is, therefore,  developing a five-year strategic plan based on six pillars of  human resource development, reorientation of staff, building of a positive corporate identity, waste reduction and more importantly customer care.

The new Managing Director of the MMT, Noble John Appiah, who disclosed this during a meeting with staff of the MMT in Wa in the Upper West Region, asked workers of the company to share the vision of the new management to work to promote the MMT.

" The  MMT has a promising future but much depends on how we work as a team," he noted and advised staff of the company to turn a new leaf by talking politely to passengers and ensuring that the MMT became the safest transport organisation in the country.

 Mr Appiah was accompanied on his maiden working visit to the Wa depot of the MMT by the Deputy Managing Director, John Awuku Dzuazah, the technical manager,  Mr Ad Van Heuven, the traffic operations manager, Mr Franklin Yeboah Koranteng, and the communications director of the company, Mr Kojo Boadu Misa.

He  advised the staff to develop themselves by taking advantage of the existence of the University for Development Studies ( UDS) and the Wa Polytechnic to study.

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This, he said, would not only be beneficial to them as individuals but would enhance the development and growth of the company.

On the challenges facing the organisation, Mr Appiah said instead of frowning on criticisms from members of the public,  such criticisms should help in shaping the forward march of the MMT.

He was not happy about the high number of staff turn-over at the Wa depot of the MMT, high fuel consumptionn and stealing of spare parts that had been experienced in almost all offices of the MMT across the country, and said such practices must be a thing of the past.

Some of the staff, in response, appealed for improved working conditions, salary adjustments, promotions and other motivational packages.

By Chris Nunoo/Daily Graphic/Ghana