The Managing Director of Metro Mass Ghana, Adu Boahen, has broken silence on the issue of drivers not working but are being paid.
Adu Boahen wondered how a public-private transport firm that pays its workers from their own resources could do such a thing if their fleet of buses were not on the road on daily basis.
“How could we be paying the workers if our buses are not on the road? If Metro Mass were to be a private organisation, the company will not be operating with 1/3 of its current employees. We have branches in all 16 regions and some districts. We are working with over 3000 direct employees and in these COVID times where giant companies, especially, those in transport and hospitality industries are laying off employees because of the adverse effect on their finances, Metro Mass has not laid off a single employee and we have been able to pay these staff every month among other obligations. We don’t depend on the government for salaries. So, if our buses have been grounded, how do you expect us to meet our expenditure?” he quizzed.
With regards to buses not being washed, Boahen again wondered if the reporters of Onua FM that made the said reportage ever entered the premises of Metro Mass Limited at Kaneshie.
According to him, Metro Mass has a very big washing bay to wash all fleet of buses that were used during the day.
The washing bay, he added, has been so effective that not a single day has it been shut down. He also refuted claims that parts of the premises of the transport company, is full of weeds.
On the future plans of the Metro Mass, Adu Boahen noted that Akufo-Addo’s administration has shown clear commitment in reviving the company and urged the public to give them their utmost support.
He said plans are far advanced for Metro Mass to receive over 300 fleets of buses by the end of the year to augment its current fleet of buses.
Metro Mass, he added, needs over 900 buses to get to its optimal operation.
Source: hbtvghana.com/Akua Adomaa Dankwa