Third deputy MD position not a new creation – STC

The Intercity State Transport Corporation (ISTC) has clarified that the position of a third deputy Managing Director is not a new creation, but a replacement for a retired staff.

Nana Akomea, the Managing Director of the state-owned transport company said the announcement is a replacement for the former occupant who retired.

According to him, the company is not employing a new deputy managing director, but rather filling a vacant position.

“This is not an additional appointment, it is a replacement,” he said.

Making an appearance on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana on Friday, June 7, 2024, Nana Akomea justified one of the key issues highlighted by the striking unions, noting that there is a need to replenish the company’s fleet.

He also disclosed that the union leaders presented their petition to the STC board on Thursday, and it will be forwarded to the Transport Ministry for the appropriate action to be taken.

Background

Workers of State Transport Corporation (STC) are protesting the appointment of a third deputy managing director, describing it as a waste of public funds.

In a petition to the Board Chairman, the workers argued that the two existing deputies are sufficient and that the corporation should prioritize acquiring more buses and settling outstanding pensions.

The workers noted that the company has operated without a deputy managing director for a considerable period, indicating that the reduction in deputy managing directors would not adversely affect operations.

They highlighted the challenges facing the company, including a dwindling fleet of operational buses, with only 39 out of 145 buses being roadworthy. The workers attributed this to the poor quality of buses acquired in 2020, resulting in frequent repairs and maintenance issues.

By: Sandra Tetteh | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana

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