Metro Mass launches five-year strategic plan

The Metro Mass Transit (MMT) has launched a five-year strategic plan aimed at developing the organisation into a global brand.

The occasion was also used to launch an Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-based fuel and management system designed to ensure the efficient supply of fuel and the tracking of vehicles operated by the MMT.

  Objectives of the plan
The Managing Director of the MMT, Mr Noble Appiah, said the objectives of the plan were to improve the safety of passengers and staff, and customer service, and to establish a conducive working environment.

“The plan will enable the company to adopt environmentally friendly practices, as well as increase its profit and pave the way for it to attain the International Standard Organisation (ISO 9001),” he said.

  Additional buses and productivity 
He said as part of the plan, the company intended to increase its fleet to 1,000 buses by 2018, while the vehicle tracking system was also expected to reduce operational cost by 20 per cent.

“We will increase schedules on existing intercity and rural-urban routes and the plan will also guide us to open and develop new intercity and rural-urban routes,” Mr Appiah said.

To ensure productivity and efficiency at the workplace, he said the plan would ensure the conduct of a job evaluation to ensure salary equity and fairness, and gave an assurance that staff of the company would be regularly trained to enable the company to satisfy consumer demands.

  Government support
The Minister of Transport, Mrs Dzifa Aku Attivor, pledged the support of the government to the operations of the MMT, and announced that the government would deliver 200 buses to the company this year.

She commended the board and the management of the company for their determination to acquire 1,000 new buses within five years as part of their efforts at expanding access to their services.

“The government is very much aware of the strategic role the MMT has played in the transport system in the last decade and would, therefore, continue to support the company to provide the public with affordable bus services nationwide,” she said.

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