The beleaguered board of the Metro Mass Transit Limited (MMT) has been dissolved, an official communication from the presidency announced.
The Managing Director, Noble John Appiah and his deputy, John Awuku Dzuazah have also been ordered to step aside for investigations to commence into operations of the company.
According to a statement signed by chief of staff, Prosper Bani, President John Mahama has asked Brigadier General I.B Quartey (Rtd) to take over the management of the company “pending the conclusion of the investigations.”
Workers of the MMT have been calling for the dismissal of the Deputy MD and the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Osaberima Ansah Sasraku III, following what they describe as their complicity in the disappearance of some 12 buses.
The Minister of Transport Dzifa Attivor a few days ago resolved an impasse between management and workers after which the workers agreed to resume work until investigations are over.
However, they locked up the offices of the embattled deputy MD and deflated his car tyres a day after the issue had been resolved.
The deputy MD and board chair have denied any complicity.