Passengers have been left stranded at various terminals of the Metro Mass Transit Limited (MMTL) across the nation as workers demonstrate against poor working conditions.
According to reports, workers are demanding the dismissal of the Board Chair, Osabarima Ansah Sasraku III and Deputy Managing Director, John Awuku Dzuazah of the company. The drivers accused the two of involvement in the disappearance of 12 of the company’s buses and insisted that their continuous stay in office will collapse the company.
The drivers also complained that the management of the company was insensitive to their working conditions.
Information from Kumasi in Ashanti Region has it that angry workers have blocked the entrance of the Kumasi terminal as they declare an indefinite strike. They claimed the continued stay of the two top officials in office is likely to collapse the company.
Meanwhile in Ho in Volta Regional, passengers had been affected by drivers’ strike, with many of them resorting to the private stations to get to their destination out of frustrations.
In Accra the Minister of Transport, Dzifa Aku Ativor, has met with leadership of the workers to try to resolve their grievances.
Though the Transport Minister has concluded negotiations with the workers, they are yet to call off their industrial action.