Interior of trotro bus

Who is a trotro driver

A trotro driver is one who drives a trotro bus, a form of cheap commuter service in Ghana. The individual may be the owner or an employee.

Several of them are professional drivers whilst a few pursue the occupation on part time basis. The occasional operator is referred to as a “spare driver” on local parlance.

The trotro driver is responsible for the operation of the bus, servicing, maintenance and accounting to the owner of the bus if not self+owned.

The driver is assisted by a conductor called a mate. This junior individual could be an apprentice understuding the driver or an adhoc helper working when available.