Lack of routes, money for fuel reasons for grounded Aayalolo buses
The lack of designated routes to allow for the free movement of '' buses under the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system in Accra, is one of the main reasons for the suspension of the bus service, the Ministry of Transport has explained
that, there is also no money to run the bus service in terms of purchase of fuel and payment of remuneration for drivers and managers, the Greater Accra Passenger Transport Executive (), the operator of the BRT in Accra - - has said.
More than 170 buses have been grounded at the Achimota bus terminal in Accra, while another 60 deployed to Kumasi for use are yet to start operations.
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of the company have not been paid their salaries since March this year.
Reacting to the development in a radio interview on Accra based Class FM on Monday, the Deputy Minister of Transport, Mr Daniel Titus Glover said there were talks to find a lasting solution to the challenges of Aayalolo.
In a radio interview with Accra based Class FM on Monday, Mr Fred Chidi, the Public Affairs Manager of said the service has been shut down because there was no money to run it.
Why no subvention
Mr Chidi said since its inception, has been running as a private entity even though it was providing a social good.
In all, the government secured 245 buses from the Scania Group of Sweden in 2016 to operate a bus rapid transport (BRT) system.
59 buses were deployed in Greater Accra on the Amasaman - Tudu and Kasoa - Tudu route whilst 60 have sent to Kumasi.
With the exception of six buses that are being used as shuttles between terminals two and three at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, all the other buses in Accra numbering about 170 have been parked at Achimota terminal in Accra.