Metro Mass Boss Ordered To Proceed On Leave

Information reaching Power News indicates that the board of Metro Mass Transit Limited (MTTD) has asked the managing director of the company Bennet Aboagye  and his personal assistant, Yiadom Kesse to proceed on leave as soon as possible.

This follows a corruption scandal that astounded the company over the last few days.

The staff union of the transport company on Tuesday appealed to the Transport Minister to request the removal of Mr. Aboagye for full scale investigations into his alleged corruption and procurement breaches.

Mr. Aboagye has been accused of breaching several procurement laws in the acquisition of some 300 buses since taking over the company over a year ago.

Dr. Amoako Tuffour, a leading member of the NPP and Mr. Aboagye has been accused of attempting to bribe a whistle blower with 40,000 Ghana cedis when they were challenged with evidence.

However the beleaguered MD  dispelled the claims and termed them as attempted blackmail.

According to him, his office was wired with a recording device by his accuser who also threatened to release some audio conversations of him to the public if an amount of GHc1m was not paid.

Mr. Aboagye has admitted paying an amount of GHc40, 000 to his accuser known as Lawal but only with the aim to trap his accuser to recover the supposed recording from him as advised by the Police CID.

In an interview on Starr Today, Tuesday, Mr. Aboagye said he will not stand for a few “rabble-rousers” to force him out of job over false accusations.

“It is not within their purview to ask me to step aside. The requisite authorities will decide and not some few rabble-rousers who want to cause trouble,” he added.


Source: Ghana/

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