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STC Staff Reject Deputy Director, Demand Priority on Pension Debt and Buses

The staff noted that the corporation has managed to function effectively without a Deputy Managing Director for years.

The State Transport Company (STC) employees have protested the appointment of an additional Deputy Managing Director

The staff argue that the two existing deputies are adequate, and the corporation has more urgent needs that require attention.

The workers believe the corporation should prioritize paying off the  ¢6 Million pension debt and purchase additional buses for the company.

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The staff noted that the corporation has managed to function effectively without a Deputy Managing Director for years.

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“The corporation has operated without a Deputy Managing Director for a considerable period; suggesting that the reduction in deputy managing directors will not adversely affect our operations,” the workers stated in a petition addressed to the Board Chairman of the STC.

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The staff highlighted the company’s struggles, especially the reduction in operational buses, which is impacting services.

“Presently, out of a total of 145 buses, only 39 are deemed roadworthy, we are facing a dwindling fleet of operational buses,” an excerpt of the petition read.

The workers blamed the company’s dwindling fleet of operational buses on the poor quality of the Daewoo buses purchased in 2020.

“This predicament is attributed to the inferior quality of the Daewoo buses acquired in 2020, resulting in frequent repairs and maintenance issues,” a part of the petition read.

Also, the workers drew attention to the company’s outstanding debts, totalling over GHS6 million.

“Outstanding provident fund contributions and other statutory deductions, which are significantly overdue, that is the Provident Fund arrears for about six years, the Tier 2 arrears totalling six months and the SSNIT deductions which are in arrears exceeding six million Ghana Cedis (¢6,000,000.00),” the statement read.

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