A former vice chairman for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti region, Alhaji Sani has lambasted management of the state-owned State Transport Corporation (STC) for not being creative and innovative enough to face today’s transport business.
He was responding to the impasse between STC and VIP over a piece of land.
Both transport companies were fighting over a piece of land at the heart of the city in Kumasi.
The clashes started at the Asafo bus terminal where some workers of the VIP Group prevented drivers of STC from using an area close to their terminal.
They also prevented a bus load of passengers from taking off.
Leaders of the VIP had said the land belongs to them, hence their refusal to allow STC to operate on it.
Commenting the saga, Alhaji Sani encouraged the management of the company, to think outside the box.
In his view, the state-owned company wants to ambush operators of VIP.
The company he noted should have advertised their services in a vigorous manner so the public will patronize their services but they have not done that rather they want to use a shortcut to improve their services. They should sit down on think, he added.
Meanwhile, the Ashanti Regional Security Council has directed management of the State Transport Corporation (STC), to suspend operations at the Asafo bus terminal in Kumasi, until the conflict with operators of the VIP buses is resolved.