As part of it’s commitment in making the welfare of it’s drivers top priority, the management of Peace Mass Transit Company has come up with the idea of letting the over 3,000 professional commercial drivers under it’s employ become the owner of the respective company bus assigned to them.
News of the welfare package which implementation took effect from today, was dropped by the Chairman of Peace Group, Chief Maduka Onyishi, during an interaction with the company drivers, at Emene, Enugu at the weekend.
The PMT boss told the drivers that the ‘change of ownership’ will be implemented the moment any of them makes a substantial payment into the account of the company.
A press statement to that effect made available to news men and signed by Mr Ifeanyi Enete, the Executive Director, Operations, PMT, a copy of which was made available to ‘The AUTHORITY’ emphasizes that the policy is meant to reward hard work and impact on the welfare of dedicated drivers who have served the company creditably.
He stressed that prior to the latest innovation, the management has worked on a welfare package of rewarding drivers who consistently served for over 15 years in the company with a gift of a fairly used bus, to enable him fend for himself.
He stated: The Driver-To-Ownership [DTO] policy is meant to reward hardwork and create a future PMT drivers, whom their families will look into the future with assurance.
“Prior to the introduction of the ‘DTO’ PMT had over the years rewarded diligent drivers on long service. Under this policy, drivers who put in 15 years and above in PMT services are entitled to a bonus of a fairly used vehicle on retirement.
“The over 300 buses in the PMT active fleet are involved in the scheme in the first instance, in addition to the 200 units of new Kings Hiace buses to be injected shortly.
“They are under going final stages of installation at the Peace Mass Auto Assembly Plant,” Mr Enete stated.