24 Transport Unions Beg Kumasi Mayor & Minister
THE 24 RECOGNIZED Transport Unions in Kumasi have rendered unqualified apologies to the representatives of government in Kumasi over unruly behaviour of some of their members.
Their unreserved apologies, captured in a statement to media houses, were directed to the offices of the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah and his deputy, Hon. Elizabeth Agyeman.
The 24 Transport Unions, likewise, also apologized, in no certain terms, to the Kumasi Mayor, Hon, Osei Assibey Antwi and the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) in general.
They stated that some of their members at the Race Course and Nana Afia Kobi Market, infamously, have turned around and blatantly lied about what they have agreed with the KMA, regarding their operations in the city.
According to them, Hon. Osei Assibey has agreed with the recognized transport unions about where the transport unions should operate in the city in peace, and an MOU had been signed to that effect.
They said after the Kumasi Mayor has granted audience to them for about five successful hours, some of their unruly members decided to turn around and peddled falsehoods to dent the image of authorities in the city.
The statement was jointly signed by Nana Nimako, Bresiamah, Ashanti Regional GPRTU Chairman, Nana M.A. Appiah, Protoa Regional Chairman and Isaac K. Boateng, just to mention a few.
“We are rendering unqualified apologies to the Regional Minister, Nananom and the general public that we are utterly shocked and surprised about unacceptable behaviour of some our branch members.
“We are not in any way happy and are not going to sit down for a few members of ours to take the law into their own hands and do things to tarnish the image of transport services in Kumasi”, they said.
“The Mayor has granted a wonderful opportunity for us all to operate the stations affected by the Kejetia relocation in the four terminals in Kumasi and that all those interested in joining such stations should apply”.
The 24 recognized transport unions stated that, henceforth, they would deal ruthlessly with any of their members that would try to by-pass them and display disrespect to the city authorities, notably, the Kumasi Mayor.
By: Kwadwo Essel