Harmony Holdings automates ticketing at Kwara Transport
Harmony Holdings Ltd, a wholly owned by Kwara State Government, has superintended the automation of ticket booking and purchase at the corporation in its bid to reposition Kwara State Transport Corporation (UKwara Express”).
A statement issued by the Head of Corporate Affairs, Harmony Holdings Ltd, Mr. Tunde Abodunde, said with this new development, prospective customers can now book and purchase bus tickets on-line ahead of trips on “Kwara Express”.
The statement noted that the initiative was a huge step in the effort to steer Kwara State Transport Corporation to the path of profitability.
It will be recalled that since taking over the management of the Corporation, Harmony Holdings has implemented steps to set the Corporation (as well as other entities under it) on the path of efficiency and optimum performance.
It said the Holding Company has ensured that salary arrears, cooperative contributions and accumulated Leave Allowance owed to staff of the Corporation (some as far back as 2008), were paid off.
“As part of its leveraged plans which is being implemented in stages, the Company envisages the opening of modernised terminals and secured lounges across more cities in the federation, acquisition of more operational vehicles and enhancement of salaries and emoluments of staff of the Corporation”, the statement added.
Some workers of the corporation had, last weekend, protested against the management of the company.
The company, one of the foremost stateowned transport firms in Nigeria was hitherto supervised by the Ministry of Works and Transport but the management was transferred to Harmony Holding which now manages government-owned investments.
The protesting workers accused the company of planning to sell a large expanse of land belonging to Kwara Express, the allegation the firm dismissed.