Staff of Metro Mass Transit Company Limited are up in arms against management of the company, demanding a backlog of arrears of three months salary since September this year.
Some drivers of the company who spoke to this reporter on anonymity in Agona Swedru said the problem is affects all drivers of the company nationwide, with some facing threats of ejection from their rooms by their landlords.
According to the dejected drivers, the most worrying aspects of the problem is that most of the buses are grounded because of minor faults which could be fixed with parts of some of the unused buses, yet management is doing nothing about the problem despite persistent calls by the drivers.
One of the aggrieved drivers noted that he has been reporting for work for the past one month and over but had not been assigned to any bus because majority of them had broken down with minor faults.
“How do they expect us to survive with wives and children under this condition” he stressed. “I am the bread weaner of my family with a sick mother that I look after but I now feel like I am unemployed because of this situation,” another lamented.
Checks by this reporter has revealed that there is currently no Metro Mass Transit bus plying the Swedru-Cape Coast-Takoradi route with only one bus plying the Swedru-Kumasi route instead of the initial two because of the break down of majority of the buses as a results of repairable faults.
By Robert Ayanful