The Ministry of Education (MOE) has provided two new buses valued at U$160,000 to its Workers’ Association.
One of the 32-seater buses will transport workers along the Somalia Drive, while the other will carry workers to and from destinations along the Paynesville route.
At the official presentation of the buses yesterday in Sinkor, Aagon F. Tingba, Deputy Education Minister for Administration said the buses are intended to alleviate some of the constraints employees face getting to work on time.
Minister Tingba said providing the two buses for the workers made yesterday a happy day for the MOE family. He said he was confident that the buses would go a long way to convey employees to and from work, every working day.
“The moment we took over the ministry, our team, headed by Minister George Werner and the Workers Association made a representation to us that commuting to and from work was very difficult for them. So we put that proposal on a priority list with a promise that is achieved today,” Minister Tingba said.
He later informed the workers about plans that will provide transportation for the ministry’s entire workforce.
In his remarks, Sampson Wilson, president of the Workers Association, lauded the George Werner’s administration for seeking the interest of the employees, which among other things, included the transportation and increment in salaries.
“We the workers are very happy because you responded to our request in a timely manner. This was a problem for us as workers and coming to address it shows that we are together and will continue to move ahead,” Mr. Wilson told Tingba and other MOE officials at the occasion.