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Well done, Colin Campbell

Published:Thursday | May 19, 2016 | 5:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Through your Daily Gleaner newspaper, I would like to congratulate and thank immediate past managing director of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company Colin Campbell for the hard work that he has done over his two-and-a-half-year tenure. Based on media reports, he has reduced the operating losses for the company and reduced the theft of spare parts; he has put in place a frequent passenger discount card; over 50 new buses were purchased; the bus accident rate was decreased over the period; and managers were trained and certified by the company to drive JUTC buses in case regular drivers went strike for whatever reason.
Former JUTC Chairman Rev Garnett Roper in his recent Sunday Gleaner column paid tribute to Colin Campbell, which was truly deserved frankly speaking, and wrote inter alia that “under Colin’s watch, some truly spectacular revenue numbers have been achieved. With the lowering of oil prices, in some months beginning November 2014, JUTC generated a small surplus on operations in its management account. In December 2015, the JUTC achieved revenue numbers of upwards of J$500m in a single month. This was repeated, I believe, in April 2016.”
During Mr Campbell’s impressive tenure, the company’s monthly financial losses were being timely reduced, and he deserves credit for his hard work.
He was one of the most successful, hard-working and visionary managing directors of the JUTC to have served the government-owned company and accomplished many tangible things over his tenure. He was one public servant who went beyond the call of duty to ensure that the company was managed professionally and that staff and supervisors performed at the required level as dictated by their various job descriptions.
Well done, Colin Campbell!
FRANK L. R. MANBORDE
frankmanborde@mail.com