“Aayalolo” buses rot at Achimota terminal
Economic news for Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Several buses that are part of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system fleet brought into the country in partnership with the Government of Ghana and the World Bank, are rotting at the Achimota bus station, Stephen Adjei of Accra100.5FM.
About half of the 245 state-of-the-art buses run by Aayalolo Transport System have been grounded for lack of spare parts, among other things.
Buses have been turned into accommodation for vagrants in the Okaikwei North Municipality area.
Aayalolo BRT was established as part of the Ghana Urban Transport Project to improve public transport in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) and associated assemblies by providing more and better public transport services to meet to the needs of these growing congregations.
Adjei told Kwame Obeng Sarkodie, host of Ghana Yensom morning show on Accra100.5 FM on Monday February 21, 2022, that many buses were grounded due to various faults which affected their fuel pumps, brakes and tires among others.
Others, according to the journalist, were punished for lack of service on the part of management.