As the main lane systems operated by officers of the drivers union south continuously come under the spot light concerned residents, mostly disgruntled owners and affected passengers and various community people have in turn called for an all out investigation in to the matter by Anti Corruption Commission, if this negative trend should be put to rest entirely.
This popular call is as a result of wide spread accusation of regional drivers union officials of receiving huge sums of bribes before a particular vehicle is mandated to ply the routes through and from Bo.
This situation which has routinely deprived motorist and passengers using vehicles plying the route the right to move as they choose, and complaints about the sad state of affairs marked the weekend meeting of the drivers union senior officials of the union, and Chiefdom authorities.
Hon Paramount Chief B.B.S Kebbie III says all efforts involving Union officers in repeated meetings has failed. Passengers, motorist and the community people are thus left with no option but to complain to the Anti Corruption Commission for their prompt intervention.
The PC in turn complained of escalating cost of transportation in spite of the reduction of prices of fuel passengers are charged Le 400.00 to convey a bag of rice to Sah-malen for a distance of about 40 miles from Bo.
Similar prices for a tin of palm oil brought to Bo a situation he added has compelled him to hire a commercial van to ply the routes for the cost of Le 5,000.00
Responding in an interview with our Southern Region Correspondent drivers union Chairman South Momoh Dorwei was quick to dismiss the intervention of the paramount chief calling it as a big joke because according to him the lane system is part and parcel of vehicles plying the routes.
Mean while the Provincial Secretary South George Banya has been contacted on the matter except that most concerned residents have in turn spoken of the timely intervention of the ACC once and for all, what has largely been termed as the biggest racket in the history of commercial transportation in that part of the country.