Kumasi: Massive layoffs hit Metro Mass Transit

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    Close to one hundred workers at the Kumasi Depot of the Metro Mass Transit Limited (MMT) are on their way home for offences management of the company has described only as “malpractices”, Angel News can confirm.

    Twenty persons have been sacked whilst seventy eight others face suspension to varied terms ranging between two and four months.

    A committee set up by the management of the MMT recommended the sanctions after investigations into the activities of the affected workers established various forms ‘malpractices’, which resulted in a huge financial loss to the company as far back as 2015.

    Authorities at the Kumasi Depot of the MMT will hand the dismissal and suspension letters to those affected this afternoon, but the workers who are citing political witch-hunting are also lacing their boots for a demonstration.

    The development has resulted in a shortage of conductors at the Kumasi Depot but authorities say they are left with no option than to effect the decision of the management.

    In an earlier interview with Angel FM, the Ashanti Regional Manager of the MMT, Nicholas Oduro disclosed that up to some GHS 300,000 could not be accounted for at the time he took over from his predecessor, but we cannot confirm if this development has any to do with his revelation

    All is not well with the Kumasi depot of the MMT, as a lot of buses in its fleet have broken down, making it difficult for the company to transport passengers to towns which are quite far from Kumasi.

    The mayor of Kumasi, Osei Assibe Antwi on a working visit to the depot last week proposed the broken down buses be auctioned to free up space at the yard and to make way for new buses which may arrive this week.