He said it is very sad to see this state institution that used to be the leader in the country’s transport business in this situation now. Rev. Nuamah Donkor said when he assumed duty he had to quickly put sweeping strategic plans in place to redeem the company from its total collapse, and God being so good it has started finding its feet with the importation of about 100 new buses from Scania in Sweden and M.A.N. of Germany, which will be hopefully delivered by end of year.
He said the about-350 workforce of the company has decided to sacrifice 50% of their salary into a special fund to complement any assistance from the public to purchase buses and offset repair costs for its over-aged buses. Rev. Nuamah Donkor said what the staff has done has indeed touched the hearts of many organisations and individuals, and the Ghana Standards Authority on reading the selfless contribution of the STC staff has presented a cheque for GH¢5,000 to the company as its contribution toward the revamping of STC.
He said the company has now moved away from the era of state-reliance to a limited liability company, and has to survive by its own initiatives.
He explained that the company has created a platform for other transport companies to partner the STC in its operations, based on mutual understanding.