It Was clear that the ministry of Transport had an intention of importing new buses to support the Metro Mass Transit(MMT) Public Transport Company.
The government owns 40 percent of the company’s shares while the rest are owned by other stated-owned institutions such as the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) and the State Insurance Company (SIC), among others.
Mr. Mahama however challenged the management of the MMT to ensure that the next buses they acquire are disabled-friendly.
The Metro Mass Transit Limited has taken delivery of 100 new buses to augment its fleet and boost operations in the country.
The buses, which form part of the second consignment of total 150 buses, were secured through the Metro Mass Transit Limited’s internally generated funds. The first 50 buses were delivered earlier this year.
Vice President John Mahama, before commissioning the buses, commended the management of Metro Mass Transport (MMT) for revamping the finances of the company, which saddled with debt incurred from the purchase of fuel and other supplies.
Managing Director of MMT, Maxwell Awuku said the company now has over 1000 buses operating through out the country, stressing that the aim of the company is to secure new ones to enhance public transportation and help commuters.
MMT, he said, in 2011 transported 36 million passengers and has since its inception lifted 259 million passengers while over 1.3 school children in uniform have enjoyed free transportation.