Rabat - The contract between the city of Casablanca and the M’dina transportation company will not be renewed, the chairman of the city council, Abdelaziz El Omari, has revealed.
Rabat – The contract between the city of Casablanca and the M’dina transportation company will not be renewed, the chairman of the city council, Abdelaziz El Omari, has revealed.
While the company had kept the contract since 2004, due to “the poor condition of the city buses and the fact that the company did not comply with most of its investment program,” the contact, which will end in 2019, will not be renewed.
Without reference to the infamous sexual assault that has taken place in one of the company’s buses, the official accused the company in charge of urban transport in Casablanca of having “failed in its commitments,” he said to a statement to
While the transportation company agreed that no buses over seven years old would be used, the vehicles have been operating for 16 years or more, said the PGD member.
Due to the “negative image” of the M’dina bus company, the spokesman said that a thorough investigation has been opened to determine the reasons behind its current dysfunctions.
Once the contract is broken in 2019, El Omari has also announced that a commission consisting of 18 presidents will be set up, headed by the president of Mohammedia commune, with the task of monitoring the city’s urban transport.
The Council will also launch an international call for tenders in order to equip the city with“an urban transport [system] to live up to its expectations,” El Omari said.