Management of the VIP Jeoun Transport Company Limited has denied ownership of a bus which plunged into the River Oti at Dambai in the Krachi East Municipality while on its way to Wulensi in the Northern Region.
According to the company, the bus with registration number GT 5313-19 with the logo Sarford VIP does not belong to the company.
Speaking to Citi News on the issue, General Manager of transport giant, VIP Jeoun Transport Company Limited, Ernest Frimpong Manso said legal actions are far advanced to prosecute individuals or groups who illegally use the VIP brand without authorization.
“I would state clearly that the bus involved in the accident being referred to is not part of the VIP brand. It is part of the group who are illegally passing off the legitimate legal brand VIP. You would see that there is a word before the VIP that is SARFORD VIP. We are pursuing the legal option of a judge granting us a restraining order that all other non-registered VIP buses should stay off having to pass off the brand VIP, we are also making an appeal to the Ghana Police Service to also stop and enquire of all busses that have the VIP on it to ascertain whether they have registered under the trademark.”
A statement issued by Jeoun VIP indicated that “over the years, we have been faced with the illegality of several people branding their buses exactly like ours – who are not part of us, do not follow our strict regulations and service provision standards and seem only to want to enjoy our long-established goodwill.”