Government of Ghana has unveiled 20 brand new air-condition buses for the Metro Mass Transit (MMT) Limited to expand its presence in Ghana.
Government has previously promised to provide the new buses in the 2017 budget, so this is the 2nd batch of the previously promised buses. Total number of buses currently being operated by the MMT across the country is 500.
In July 2017, Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta announced while delivering the mid-year review budget that the government of Ghana was working to acquire a total of 800 new buses for the MMT and the Intercity STC to strengthen their fleet.
He added that the Ministry initiated processes for the acquisition of buses for the two Public Bus Companies, as part of the effort of the government to improve public mass transportation. The objective is to improve the current bus fleet of Metro Mass and Inter-City State Transport Corporation (ISCT). In all, a total of 800 buses will be acquired. These include 200 Compress Natural Gas (CNG) and 500 diesel buses for the Metro Mass Transit and the remaining 100 diesel buses for ISTC.
The first fleet of 30 buses was delivered to the company on August 27, 2018. The buses are currently in operation.
MMT Corporate Communications praised the Ministry of Transport, Finance Ministry and the President Nana Akufo-Addo, for providing the buses.
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