The Greater Accra regional Chapter of the Ghana Road Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has acquired 10 Eischer Volvo buses from Svani Group Ghana Limited after getting into right into a contractual settlement to pay for the autos over a time frame.
The buses are anticipated to be distributed amongst members of the GPRTU within the area for transport providers.
Speaking to the B&FT after presenting the buses to the National Executives of the GPRTU, the Chairman of Svani Group Ghana Limited, Thomas Svanikier mentioned the corporate financed a part of the deal whereas the opposite half was supported by a mortgage facility from Fidelity Bank.
“We know these unions need the buses to transport the people of Ghana safely and so we stepped in with a flexible deal to help them acquire the buses to help ordinary Ghanaians. So, I prefinanced the buses to get them here,” he mentioned.
He acknowledged that the ten buses price about US$850,000 and had been constructed particularly to resist the street and environmental situations in Ghana. “I have introduced Eischer Volvo cars to schools, churches and government agencies in the country over the last 15 years and I must tell you they are durable and made to survive here,” he burdened.
Mr. Svanikier disclosed that Fidelity Bank helped by designing a five-year versatile monetary construction for the GPRTU to permit a month-to-month cost for the ability. He noticed that the monetary information of the Greater Accra area GPRTU was in good condition, therefore the need to pre-finance the deal.
To hold the buses on the street and guarantee a upkeep tradition, Mr. Svanikier mentioned the package deal comes with a cell upkeep unit and a workshop in Accra. “In addition, we have trained the drivers and the members of the GPRTU on how to maintain and handle these buses to keep them in shape.”
He acknowledged that Svani has additionally made obtainable two years of spare components to maintain the buses refixed anytime they breakdown to maintain the buses on the street.
On his half, the Managing Director of Fidelity Bank, Julian Opuni acknowledged that the mannequin was accepted by the financial institution to boost security on the roads. He maintained that the brand new buses fitted with airconditioned will present some consolation to travellers and commuters in Accra at an reasonably priced price. “This is a good model that we are trying for the first time and we believe it will work and give some safety to Ghanaians on the road.”
He was of the view that the mannequin may very well be replicated throughout the nation if all events fulfil their obligations to assist enhance transport providers.
The General Secretary of the GPRTU, Godfred Abulbire assured that ample measures have been put in place to generate sufficient cash from the enterprise to pay again the mortgage. “We are only going to give these cars to drivers in stations who have good financial records and have the ability to pay for the loans.”.