The Metro Mass Transport Limited’s managing director, Albert Adu Boahen, promises a more revitalised operation of the transportation company in the Upper East Region. The corporation would achieve this by increasing the number of buses assigned to the area, resuming cancelled bus routes, and introducing new bus routes.
All these form part of management’s attempt to revolutionise transportation to make it safe, more comfortable, and yet affordable. Additionally, the transportation company is to implement, in the coming month, an e-ticketing and advanced ticketing system.
Mr. Adu Boahen shared these when he spoke to Mark Smith on A1 Radio, Friday, February 17, 2023. The Managing Director of Metro Mass Transit Limited was in the Upper East Region to interact with staff of the company, assess its regional operations, and motivate the staff. A day before, Mr. Abu Boahen and his team were in the Northern Region and were expected to proceed to the Upper West Region afterwards.
“The Metro Mass I envisage seeing is the most preferred public means of transport. We are putting in everything possible to ensure that we deal with our customers well and that we also put in strategies and measures to ensure the sustainability of the company. Many things are coming on board; [these include] advance ticketing. You can be in your house, and you should be able to go to our portal and buy a ticket. In the next month, you will see all these things. We want to assure our people that we are going to do everything possible to ensure that they have convenience when they are travelling with Metro Mass.”
“In fact, one of the regions that was contributing heavily to the progress of Metro Mass is the Upper East Region, because every time you get to the station, you get all the buses going to all the places you need to travel to; Kumasi, Accra, Wa, Tamale, Sandema, Tumu, and all those places. Along the way, we lost some of these routes because of the number of buses we were running. What we want to assure the people of the Upper East Region is that all of these routes are going to be revived. By May, we would have all those routes revived with brand new buses. We give you the assurance that it [the bus] would take you to wherever you are going to. That is what we intend to do, and it is part of the reason we are here,” he said.
To manage revenue losses, an electronic ticketing system has been piloted and is expected to be launched nationwide by the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, soon. This would allow the management of the company to track all the proceeds of the company and allow it to function well.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana