In Ghana, West Africa, this would be the conductor of a Tro-Tro. The mate collects bus fares, makes change, signals stops, arranges passengers and advertizes the tro-tro route, simultaneously.
Passenger: "Mate, Bus-stop, Atomic Junction"
Translation: Mate, could you please stop the van at Atomic Junction (name of a bus stop).
Mate: Pounds on door (and driver stops)
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