Top Transport Operator Urges Gov’t To Fix Street Lights To Reduce Accidents

Transport operator, VIP Jeoun Transport Ltd, has urged the government to introduce deliberate policies that will ensure that street lights are fixed on major road networks of the country in order to reduce the numerous fatal accidents in the country.

“We need to have a policy toward street lightening on all our highways. That will be one of the key things to be done to reduce accidents on our roads. Most of our roads do not have good lighting system, and so, at any point in time that the weather changes, accidents are likely to occur.

“So the government must start implementing policies to address it. For example, the solar lighting system can be fixed on all the major roads,” Nelson Attipoe, Business Transformation Manager, VIP Premium, said at the launch of the VIP Premium Service in Kumasi last Friday.

Commenting on some of the challenges transport operators are currently facing, Dennis Kusi, Operations Manager, VIP, urged the government to reduce taxes and duties on imported buses, as the current tax regime is taking a toll on their operations.

“We want the government to reduce the taxes for us, especially on our import of buses and import of spare parts. The duties and taxes we pay at the ports are too high so we want the government to cut it down for us, so that we can import more buses and spare parts to address the transport challenges we have in the country,” he said.

Mr. Kusi further assured that VIP will continue to offer quality service that will ensure passenger safety during their travel.

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VIP Premium Service
Some of the benefits the Premium Service will make available for commuters and cannot be found in the regular VIP buses include: free WiFi services, no luggage charges of up to 30kg load, breakfast and refreshment, an executive waiting area, mobile money services, and night police escort which will soon be introduced.

With the VIP Premium Service, the bus will set off each day—Monday to Saturday— at 10:00am and 12 noon, and Sunday at 2:00pm from the Asokwa Shell (KFC) opposite the Kumasi City Mall to the Airport Shell, close to the Kotoka International Airport.

This follows the successful launch of the same service from Accra to Kumasi in March this year.

Commenting on the partnership, Jerry Boachie-Danquah, Vivo Ghana Marketing Manager, said the collaboration between his outfit and VIP is an attestation to the fact that the two companies believe in offering quality products and services to clients.

He also assured customers that Shell will maintain its standard of offering quality fuel to clients at best and competitive prices.

“Shell is committed to providing value for our customers by providing long-lasting fuel in full quantity and at best prices,” he said

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