Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

News

86 Vehicles Secured Under Rawlings’ Regime Unused

A clear situation of governmental wastage is depicted at the Institute of Local Government Studies in Accra, where Citi News’ Duke Mensah Opoku, reports of 86 unused state vehicles which have been abandoned for nearly twenty years.

Mensah Opoku went to the Institute to see the 86 vehicles purchased by the Rawlings administration that have become a symbol of governmental misuse of public funds, and found that they are still unused.

The vehicles have withstood, “years of wear and tear and harsh weather conditions. The original spray coated vehicles are actually turning brown,” said Opoku, his hands brushing the bonnets of the vehicles.

But despite the damaged car bodies, the leather interiors were intact, confirming that they have been untouched.

The case has come to light again after Deputy Information Minister Samuel Okudzeto Ablawkwa, called on the Administrator of District Assembly Common Fund to pay the sum of GHC 6 billion, a cost equal to the purchase of the vehicles, in 2012.

In 2014, it was revealed that, the debt covering the vehicles had been paid, with the support of the Judgment Debt Commission, presided over by Justice Yaw Appau.

The debt covered the original purchase of 110 vehicles. The current number of the vehicles is 86.

After the vehicles were purchased by the Rawlings administration in 1999, they remained unutilized for the remainder of his time in office.

Today in 2017, they have been unused for nearly 20 years.

Join GhanaStar.com to receive daily email alerts of breaking news in Ghana. GhanaStar.com is your source for all Ghana News. Get the latest Ghana news, breaking news, sports, politics, entertainment and more about Ghana, Africa and beyond.

(Via: CitiFM Online Ghana)

Trending Stories

News

Northern Regional Minister Salifu Sa-eed has banned prostitution in Tamale with immediate effect. This comes after a Guinean national who tested positive for the...

News

Jacques Joaquim Yhombi-Opango, former president of the Republic of the Congo, has died after contracting coronavirus, his family said. Yhombi-Opango died in a Paris...

News

The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed, has confirmed that a coronavirus patient who was under quarantine in his region has fled the facility, leaving...

News

Sixteen persons have been arrested in Kasoa in the Central Region for failing to give tangible reasons why they were in town during the...

News

A video of a young man paying dearly for refusing to adhere to the directives of the president to remain indoors has emerged barely...

News

President Nana Akufo-Addo has earned massive praise from some prominent people around the world over list latest statement on the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). President...

News

There are now more than 3,200 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the continent, with a number of African countries imposing a range of prevention...

News

The President for Institute of Liberty and Policy Innovation (ILAPI), Mr Peter Bismark, has stated that Ghana requires GH₡15 billion for 28 days’ total...

News

The ghana government has empowered the security forces to enforce the partial lockdown of certain parts of the country in order to contain the...

Africa & World

In fact, Venezuela has done a lot of good deeds for a lot of countries, but mostly for the poor countries in the Caribbean...

Africa & World

Soaring food prices aren’t new in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and heavily dependent on imports. Sadly in 2020, those prices...

News

The Bank of Ghana in its efforts to ensure the effectiveness of the lockdown directive given by President Akufo-Addo, is urging all banks and...

Copyright © 2020 GhanaStar Media Group. All rights reserved