Kuulpeeps, if any of you has plans of travelling via the Metro Mass Transit, we suggest you rethink your plan.
You’re going to need to change your plan for the trip, that’s because the junior staff at MMT are demonstrating.
The drivers have parked their vehicles and others who also perform supporting functions have decided to stop doing so, at least for today.
There has been a big fall out between the workers of MMT and the management.
Though the grievances haven been building up by the day, this particular strike was called after the management agreed to buy about half a million cedis worth of a luxurious V8 for their new Managing Director.
According to reports, there is another vehicle for the MD but the new MD, Bennet Aboagye, wants a new V8 for himself.
The MMT board has Mr Ahmed Arthur, the Member of Parliament for Okaikoi South, as Chairman with Mr Bernadette Addo Dankwa, Dr Joseph Okine Afrane representing the Prudential Bank Limited; Mr Richard Kwaku Afaglo, SIC Insurance Limited and Mr Erasmus Ofori Sarkwa as members.
Others are Mr Robert Karikari Darko, representing the Agricultural Development Bank, Mrs Irene Odokai Messiba, Ministry of Transport and the MD.
The drivers claim the management has not repaired the broken down busses because of inadequate funds so there was no need spending about GHS 500,000 on a single car for the MD when he already has one at his disposal.
Moreover, the drivers have also accused the management of providing poor conditions of service.
Office staff of the company are being paid risk allowances whereas drivers who risk their lives and are always on the road are denied such allowance. Drivers are paid a paltry GHC10 as sleep over allowance per night, according to 3news.
As a result, all the MMT drivers in the country have laid down their keys and have decided not to start the engines.
We suggest you use another transportation company if you haven’t already.
This is Ghana, it will take the Minister of Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, to resolve the issue.