The Quality Bus System (QBS), popularly known as
Aayalolo, has halted operations for almost a week as a result of what officials described as technical hitches .
It promised to inform passengers about the resumption of service when the anomaly was resolved by its technicians.
But almost a week after that, the bus services are yet to resume leaving passengers frustrated.
For many traders and workers living at Amasaman and its environs who relied on an Accra-Nsawam train to commute to and from the Central Business District before the train services
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“I have become used to
For Ms Cynthia Kpeglah, who claimed she had loaded her
Another patron, Ms Araba Egyir, urged the company to speed up whatever it was doing to relieve patrons of the hassle they had to go through to commute to and from the CBD.
The Communications Manager of
He said the company was currently doing some alignment of schedules and route mapping to make the system more efficient and profitable.
Mr Chidi said although demand had increased, it was mainly during rush hours in the mornings and evenings, leaving the company to scratch its head over what to do between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
He said the alignment had become necessary to ensure that it was not making losses as “you can’t have this long buses running and carrying 10 to 15 people from 10 a.m. to 3.p.m.”
While apologising for the inconvenience the situation had caused passengers, Mr Chidi said the company had plans to increase the number of buses on the Kasoa route from six to 15 as demand had gone up.
While stating that he could not provide figures on how much the company made daily off hand, the Daily Graphic’s calculations indicated that the company could be losing at least GH¢9,000 daily if the average number of passengers was multiplied by its minimum fare of GH¢1.5.
The profitability of the Ayalolo system has come under scrutiny in the recent past.
In June this year, a source at GAPTE told the Daily Graphic that 70 per cent of the company’s cash flow went into fuel purchase, while 30 per cent was used for the payment of salaries and other expenses, meaning the company could not break even.