Workers of Metro Mass Transit (MMT), picketing on the company's premises
Workers of Metro Mass Transit (MMT), picketing on the company's premises

MMT workers call for resignation of management

Clients of Metro Mass Transit (MMT) Company Limited throughout the country were stranded yesterday as workers embarked on a strike.


The workers also embarked on a demonstration and called on the management of the company to step down with immediate effect.

The workers accused the leadership of mismanaging the affairs of the company.

In Accra, Getrude Ankah Nyavi reports that workers at the headquarters of the company were clad in red and danced to music.

According to the workers, the management sanctioned the purchase of a luxurious vehicle at the cost of $108,000 for the managing director at a time when more than 100 buses required urgent maintenance but there was no funds for that.

They further alleged that the management of the company had failed to account for some money meant for their upkeep and the maintenance of the buses.


The workers deflated the tyres of the vehicles of some management staff.

In solidarity with the aggrieved workers, the Secretary General of the TUC, Dr Anthony Yaw Baah, said the demonstration was in the right direction.

He said the grievances of the workers would be tabled before the board of the company.

Cape Coast

Deborah Oluwamuyiwa reports from Cape Coast that at the MMT station at Aquarium in Cape Coast, red bands were tied to the door post while workers with red bands on their wrist loitered about.

One of the workers said they got the order to go on strike in the morning from the head office in Accra.

Stranded passengers travelling to Accra and Kumasi flooded the station but were asked to go for alternative means to get to their destinations as MMT workers were on strike.


In Ho, commuters, mainly traders who trooped to the Metro Mass terminal near the main lorry station in the early hours of yesterday, met an empty terminal with no buses available to transport them to their various destinations, reports Kofi Atsivor.

A trader, Rose Agbe, had to cancel her trip to Kumasi as she could not afford the fare of other private transport operators.

She told the Daily Graphic that ‘“I got here around 3:30 a.m. to join the bus to Kumasi to deliver goods to my clients there. But after waiting for hours without any bus in sight, one of the workers told us

that they were not working today, and when we pressed further, we were told they were on strike. And with the volume of goods I’m carrying, I have no option than to return home, because I cannot afford the high fares of other commercial vehicles”.

Stranded Students

The industrial action by the workers also adversely affected students of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) in Ho as the company halted its shuttle services to the main campus of the university at Sokode-Lokoe.

Stranded students had to wait long hours for the university’s buses to convey them to the main campus, which virtually delayed their early morning lectures.

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