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prasaNews24Wire reports that according to the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa), a "war room", established to improve the state-owned entity‚Äôs operations, was already at work, a month after it was launched.  

The agency was briefing a parliamentary oversight committee on Wednesday about its strategic and annual performance plans.  The agency appointed an interim board in April 2018 to get its house in order after years of allegations of mismanagement and poor management.  Prasa has suspended or sacked a number of senior staff following internal investigations.  The Prasa delegation, led by chairperson Khanyisile Kweyama, told MPs on Wednesday that its operational performance had suffered over the past decade, with annual passenger trips falling to 208-million in the 2018-19 financial year, from 269-million in the previous year and 634-million in 2010.  Prasa said its war room, launched by transport minister Fikile Mbalula in August and run by a technical task team with in-depth knowledge and experience in rail operations, would assess the day-to-day service performance, identify issues that hampered performance and was tasked with making quick recommendations on how to resolve them.

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