The State Transport Company (STC) Driving School, a subsidiary of Intercity STC, has dismissed two staff members, a receptionist and a Driving Instructor implicated in the ‘Money Over Human Lives’ investigative piece by Corruption Watch’s Francisca Enchill.
The two had been initially interdicted following the discharge of the documentary, however subsequently sacked after inside investigations discovered them culpable of breaking the corporate’s disciplinary guidelines in addition to inflicting monetary loss to the corporate whereas endangering human lives in the method for private monetary features.
Speaking on the Corruption Watch present on Joy FM, Rev Paul Boachie-Yiadom, Director, Bethel Training and consultancy, Managers of the State Transport Company (STC) Driving School, disclosed that the motion is supposed to function a deterrence to different staff members to make them conscious that anybody discovered appearing opposite to the rules of STC can be sacked and probably made to face prosecution.
Rev Boachie-Yiadom additionally disclosed that the college, as a part of actions taken, has made some procedural reforms.
According to him, previous to the discharge of the documentary, the lists of skilled candidates had been handed to a driving teacher along with cash to be paid to DVLA on behalf of the college. This after evaluate was discovered to have gaps which might allowed rot, therefore the procedural reform.
The new process, he stated has minimize out the Driving Instructors from having any bodily contact with cash and the checklist. They have launched a separation of job module the place a distinct staff is assigned the responsibility to submit the checklist and make the cost after which the receipt of cost is offered to the workplace for an additional unbiased staff to crosscheck the checklist with the scholars truly skilled to ensure that the quantity paid corresponds with the checklist.
He additionally disclosed that college students will now be required to register attendance on daily of tuition which won’t be supervised by the driving instructors to make sure that there are checks and balances in the assorted steps.
Speaking about his first response to the documentary, Rev. Boachie-Yiadom disclosed that he was left in a state of shock on the first view of the ‘Money Over Human Lives’ documentary as in response to him, the behaviour captured in the investigative piece didn’t align with the ethics and ethical philosophy of working the coaching faculty.
“In fact, the first time I saw the video, I was indeed taken aback, it really surprised me. I was shocked to the bone,” he stated.
According to him, though the college is run on revenue technology, their core mandate is to help highway security efforts to minimise carnage and lack of lives by way of accidents on roads.
“We believe that if we train drivers and we do not train them well, the possibility of a driver killing us one day is also there, so all our staff and everyone that gets involved in the training have this mindset,” he famous.
Rev Boachie-Yiadom disclosed that the administration of the STC faculty, previous to the discharge of the documentary, had causes to be involved as they’d noticed that their income saved dwindling for a while. Management, nonetheless, couldn’t work out the trigger till the discharge of the ‘Money Over Human Lives’ expose’ which answered many questions on the mysterious drop in income.
He expressed gratitude to Corruption Watch for the investigative piece as it’s an eyeopener for administration.
He additionally disclosed that administration plans to unearth how the implicated STC staff managed to beat each their system and that of DVLA unnoticed.