Staffs including drivers of Metro Mass Transit (MMT) in the Kumasi in the Ashanti Region have declared a sit-down strike against the management of the state-owned transport company (MMT).
The Aggrieved drivert of company are protesting about their salaries, poor management of the company’s vehicles, introduction of MMT monitors and others challenging issues.
According to them, most of the company’s vehicles in the region have broken down but the management has refused to fix them for the effective operation of the company.
The sit-down strike by the drivers has left several passengers stranded at the lorry terminal especially passengers travelling to the Northern region, Volta region, Western and other part of the country.
According to the drivers, they have plan to escalate their protest to the presidency if the managing director of company Mr Adu Boahen does not resolve their concerns or resign as soon as possible.
“The most sad aspect is that, they don’t respect us and normally refered to us as common drivers, one the of drivers said”.
Some of the passagers complained about the poor management of the company. They said, they sometimes stand on their feet for long hours to wait for a bus because of the absence of chairs.
Rita Amihere, passager revealed to Silver FM’s Akwadaa Nyame about how their vehicles broke down when traveling to Hohoe in a mid-night.
“See, all the chairs here has been broked while traders has taken the rest doing their business, she stressed.
Looking at the terminal revealed more than 150 vehicles not working because of of maintenance which is gradually collapsing the company under this current administration.
Meanwhile, there is some new buses in the yard but own by some private individuals.
Credit: Akwadaa Nyame (Silver FM)