- Some driver's mates have revealed how they manage to keep portions of their daily sales behind their masters
- According to one, taking the 'chobo' is only possible when the car loads from the roadside and not the lorry stations
- Another mentioned that he does not because he understands how painful it is for drivers
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Ghanaian driver's assistants, popularly known in common parlance as 'mates', have revealed why and how they take monies behind their masters.
Speaking to YEN.com.gh, some of the mates confirm the open secret that they do not make proper accounts to their drivers after taking daily sales.
One of them indicated that he usually takes some money aside for himself when the car moves from a station and charges a fixed price.
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However, on occasions when the car loads with passengers randomly at the roadside the mate says he uses that opportunity to take some of the sales as the master cannot detect any losses.
Meanwhile, one of the gentlemen who was interviewed by the YEN.com.gh Video Team indicates he never takes "chobo" because he knows how painful that is for drivers.
It should be said that it is not ethical in any field of endeavour or corporate environment to render improper accounts, particularly pertaining to finances.
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In another report, Edward Armah Ago and his wife, Evelyn Adjeley Adjei, have worked as a driver and 'mate' for five years and still counting.
Graphic.com.gh reports that the 55-year-old man and the 42-year-old woman have been working amicably on family businesses since that nineties. Their work as driver and 'mate' has been based between La Tse Addo and Kwame Nkrumah Circle.
According to Edward, he acquired his drivers' license in 1989, which was 30 years ago. He said business was not so good back then and he found it difficult to support his family adequately.
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