The board of the Metro Mass Transit Limited (MMTL) has been dissolved.
A statement signed by the chief of staff Prosper Bani said the Managing Director of the company Noble John Appiah and his deputy John Awuku Dzuazah have also been asked to step aside for investigations to commence into the operations of the company.
[contextly_sidebar id=”pydwVQplaGJ8sWfgD6Q2ZxO09EuaTcvY”]In the interim the President, John Mahama has directed Brigadier General I. B. Quartey (rtd) to take over the management of the company pending conclusion of the investigation.
MMT dominated news headlines on Monday 12th January, 2015 after workers of the company declared a nationwide strike to demand the dismissal of the Board Chairman, Osabarima Ansah Sasraku III and Deputy Managing Director of the company John Awuku Dzuazah over the disappearance of some 12 buses.
On Wednesday some workers of the state-run transport company, demonstrated again at the Kaneshie office, this time round only against the Deputy Managing Director of the company.
The workers demonstration was to demand an explanation for the decision to buy the Deputy Managing Director a new vehicle after his alleged involvement in the disappearance of the 12 of the company’s buses.
But the Board Chairman of the transport company Osabarima Ansah Sasraku III responding to the allegation leveled against him told Citi Business News ‘“How can workers one day just get up and go on strike on an issue that they the leadership are part of the committee that have investigated the issue and come up with the findings that no single metro mass serviceable bus is missing but then go on air, go on strike that their busses are missing and so they are asking that some individuals should be held responsible.”
By: Vivian Kai Mensah/citifmonline.com/Ghana