Har­mony Hold­ings au­to­mates tick­et­ing at Kwara Trans­port

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - From Ab­dul­la­teef Aliyu, Ilorin

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.

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