The management of transport company, V.I.P Jeoun says the bus that plunged into River Oti at Dambai in the Krachi East Municipality does not belong to them.
The bus with the registration number GT 5313-19 was travelling with passengers from Accra to Wulensi when it plunged into the river while maneuvering to get onto the pontoon to cross to the other side.
There were no casualties. It is suspected that the incident was caused by brake failure.
In a statement copied to JoyNews, VIP said their buses do not ply that route.
“While this is an unfortunate event and our prayers are with the victims, we wish to inform the media, our cherished customers and the general public that the bus involved in the accident with registration number GT 5313 – 19 does not belong to us,” the statement said.
It added also, 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.