-Passengers of the of the state-owned transport company were left stranded as workers embarked on sit down strike
-The sit down strike is part of protests against the company's decision to acquire a V8 car for its MD
Patrons of Metro Mass Transit MMT) buses were on Wednesday left stranded due to an industrial action by the company’s workers.
According to reports, travelers especially in Accra and Kumasi who did not know of the development and went to the MMT terminals left in disappointment.
The sit down strike forms part of workers’ protest against what they describe as a mismanagement of the state-owned company.
Key among the reasons underlying their claims of mismanagement is the recent decision by management to acquire a Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle for the Managing Director, Bennet Aboagye at a cost of over 400,000 cedis ($108,000).
The workers deem the purchase of a car for the MD as unacceptable because, according to them, hundreds of the company’s buses were not on the roads because of problems like worn out tyres, minor mechanical parts and/or spare parts.
Also, workers’ salaries and a 10 cedi allowance given to drivers on each long journey they travel have not been paid in months.
The angry workers, who locked the offices of top management members, thus called on government to stop the purchase of the vehicle with immediate effect.
The MMT could be said to be the largest transport company with its many offices across the 10 regions of the country.
It has a large number of patrons as its services are often cheaper than the privately owned commercial vehicles.
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