No MMT bus grounded- Management debunks malicious publication

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The Metro Mass Transit Limited (MMT), a transport operator,  has described the media publication that 300 of the company buses have been grounded due to lack of maintenance at Abrepo depot in Kumasi as false, malicious, and intended to create mischief and public disaffection towards the reputation of the company.

The Corporate Communications Manager of the company, George Asante, speaking in an interview on Otec FM’s morning show programme, ‘Nyansapo’ on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, he told the host, Captain Koda, that ghanaweb.com, which carried the story and sourced mynewgh.com, should have crossed check before publication.

The company said it has a robust Technical Department that foresees the maintenance and repairs of their fleet of buses across their 16 depots in order to ensure their safety at all time.

He said, “the publication is false, malicious, and intended to create mischief and public disaffection towards the reputation of the company and as a result, Management wishes to express disappointment in the manner and form the story was captured and published.”

“We wish to call on the general public to disregard the false and malicious publication deliberately put together which has no credible source, and continues to rely on Metro Mass Transit Limited for safe, affordable and reliable means of transport in the country” Asante concluded.

Read the full release below:

PRESS RELEASE

NOVEMBER 5, 2018

REJOINDER: MORE THAN 300 METRO MASS BUSES GROUNDED OVER MAINTENANCE

The Corporate Communications Unit of Metro Mass Transit Limited (MMTL) has learnt of a story item on GhanaWeb published on Sunday 4th November, 2018 sourced from MyNewGh.com which was attributed to an unnamed driver of the company alleging that some 300 (three hundred) buses of the company have been grounded at Abrepo Junction in Kumasi due to lack of maintenance.

We wish to state emphatically that the said publication is false, malicious, and intended to create mischief and public disaffection towards the reputation of the company. As a result, Management wishes to express disappointment in the manner and form the story was captured and published.

The company, through its Corporate Communications Unit, has maintained an open-door policy which saw an improvement in the way we engaged the media over the last few years. In the same spirit, we would have thought that any news item that was purported to have been collected in relation to Metro Mass Transit Limited, would have been verified with the Corporate Communications Unit before onward publication.

As a company that has been in existence since 2003, we have a robust Technical Department that foresees the maintenance and repairs of our fleet of buses across our 16 Depots in order to ensure their safety at all times.

We wish to call on the general public to disregard the false and malicious publication deliberately put together which has no credible source and continues to rely on Metro Mass Transit Limited for safe, affordable and reliable means of transport in the country.

Thank you

Signed:

George Asante

(Corporate Communications Manager)

0245943650

 

Source: otecfmghana.com/Ebenezer Amankwah

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