COMET Transport Urged to Improve Service

The Parliament’s Budget & Finance Administration Affairs Standing Committee said it has identified various problems with the COMET Transport S.C.These concerns are in the areas of standard of operation, plan and success of the Company, contracts of transportation, maintenance, documentation, purchasing and marketing system.

The Committee discussed the Federal Auditor General’s report, which was audited from 2009-2013 on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, at the Parliament’s meeting hall.

The audit shows that although the company has been setting various plans and strategies on improving the standard of operation, tariff per ton kms and the travel routine of transportation in every fiscal year, it has failed to achieve the set objectives. The Company had planned to achieve 85 pc as standard operation. The share company, however, achieved only 71.1pc of the plan.

The audit report also indicated that the Company’s contract signing to transport commodities was not based on taking the potential of the vehicles into consideration and with no studies that clearly show the time of loading and unloading goods to meet the interests of customers.

The vehicles should be represented by new vehicles to improve the frequency of the transport operation, Belay Kidane, the Executive director of the Company, suggested as a way forward.

Published on December 02, 2013 [ Vol 14 ,No 709]



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