The National Democratic Congress (NDC) former Central Region Chairman, Bernard Allotey Jacobs, has lauded the State Transport Company (STC) Managing Director, Nana Akomea, for transforming the company.
According to Mr. Allotey Jacobs, despite rampant road accidents in the recent times, the company’s buses are considered to be safest for travelling.
More than 70 passengers on board two buses that collided head-on in the early hours of Friday March 22, 2019 on the Tamale-Kintampo Highway.
The accident occurred at Amoma Nkwanta, a village near Kintampo in the Kintampo North Municipality of the Bono East Region, along the main Kintampo-Tamale Highway.
Speaking on Asempa FM, the NDC former Central Region Chairman said the company, under the leadership of Nana Akomea, has been rebranded with state of the art buses which have helped to revamp the venerable state company.
Among other developments at the STC, Mr Allotey Jacobs maintained, were the retraining and rebranding of drivers, introduction of female cabin crew members, fixing of the wifi and toilets in some of the buses.
The government in July 2017, said it would purchase 800 new buses for the Metro Mass Transit and Inter-City State Transport Corporation.
The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori Atta, who revealed this when he delivered the mid-year budget review in Parliament, said in all, 200 of the buses would operate on compress natural gas while the 600 others will operate on diesel.
Nana Akomea, who was appointed Managing Director of the STC in April, 2017 has said the new management of the company is to totally transform the operations of STC and return it to profitability.
Nana Akomea has also urged Ghanaians not to view new developments at the company through partisan lenses.