Workers of Metro Mass Transit (MMT) at the Wa Office have demonstrated demanding the removal of their General Manager who served twice under contract after his retirement and allegedly plots to renew his contract for the third time.
According to the workers, the manager was handling everything smoothly prior to his retirement but immediately he retired and was working on contract he suddenly changed towards the welfare of workers as well as the progress of the Wa branch of the government owned transport company.
Issahaku Samatiru, Welfare Chairman of the Wa branch of MMT indicated that, the many route they were plying in the Upper West Region reduced drastically to two routes and currently due to the dormant nature of the Manager the MMT is plying only on the Wa-Tamale route.
He said the only thing that could avert the complete shutdown of the Wa office is to remove the current manager who is alleged of skewing plans for his contract to be renewed.
Also, Mr. Salifu Abubakari Welfare Secretary of the Metro Mass Transit limited Wa branch revealed that, the Manager has created disunity among the workers and his dormant nature has made Wa Office to loose so much of his share of spare parts to other regions as the manger is not always proactive to facilitate the transportation of their share of spare parts from Accra to the Wa office leaving the head office with no option than to reallocate them as of the time they are in need of such parts.
He said they are not demonstrating demanding his removal out of hatred, but for the progress of the transport company adding that if the Manager was being active like he was prior to his retirement they would not have seen anything wrong with his administration of the Wa office of MMT.
As part of the demonstration Tuesday morning September 15, 2020 at the MMT’s office in Wa, the workers clad in red with some wearing red hand bands, locked the office of the Manager and confiscated keys of his official Toyota Hillux vehicle insisting his vacation from office immediately stressing that they will not allow him entry into his office.
Meanwhile, Mr. Dicsion Jawu, General Manager of the Metro Mass Transit Wa branch has debunked all the allegations saying that, the workers have a hidden agenda against him emphasising that he has been active in ensuring the smooth run of the Wa branch of MMT stating that he is currently waiting for someone to be sent to the Wa office by the head office of Metro Mass Transit for him to hand over.
He expressed shock over the allegations accentuating that he has been on top of issues so far as administering the affairs of the transport company is involved. Mr. Jawu bemoaned the attempt of the workers to soil his hard earned reputation at this tail end of his long services in the company.
He mentioned that, the Wa office of the MMT recently received 6 tyres from head office as a result of his constant follow ups made to the head office explaining that the Wa Office is running on two routes as a results of some challenges confronting the entire company of Metro Mass Transit limited adding that it is not only Wa office that has reduced its number of routes, but the other branches have cut down their routes as well.