The initiative, financed by SIC Trust Financial Limited (SIC TFL), a subsidiary of SIC Life, is to increase the confidence level of the passengers as well as provide attractive financial packages to injured passengers or their dependants in case of death on board their buses.
Mr. Aaron Issah Anafure, Board Chairman of SIC Life, gave the assurance when he presented 10 new buses to the STC in Accra on Monday.
The vehicles include two 55-seater Mercedez Benz buses, three Coaster buses and five super roof Toyota buses, which is part of the first batch of 17 vehicles to be delivered to the transport company.
He said the SIC Life TFL is not only financing the buses, but is providing insurance cover for passengers and staff that work on the buses.
“Our promise of being a genuine partner was born out of your resolve to remould STC into one of the most efficiently and effectively run transport companies in West Africa,” he said.
Mr. Richard Appietu, Managing Director of SIC Life TFL, said the partnership would revive the dreams and aspirations of many Ghanaians who seek a reliable and efficient transport system.
He said since the transport sector has become increasingly competitive and fast paced, it is necessary to assist STC to meet the demands of its numerous clients with comfortable vehicles that would satisfy their needs.
Mr. Appietu expressed optimism that the partnership would yield positive results to build lasting synergies for the development of the country.
He said all the vehicles have been fitted with tracking devices to track their movement, adding that “new offices and depots will be opened as sales points to ensure effective accountability.”
The Managing Director of STC, Mr. Samuel Nuamah Donkor, assured that the mistakes of the past would not be repeated, adding that the STC was well positioned to offer best services and as a result, its innovation had started yielding positive results.
“We are on track and we would ensure that our core values of sustainability, safety and reliability are assured,” he said.
By Lawrence Vomafa-Akpalu