Mahama government purchased bicycles for GHC15K each - Awuku

Mahama government purchased bicycles for GHC15K each - Awuku

The erstwhile John Mahama government has been accused of spending a whopping GHc 15,000 on a single bicycle under the Youth Enterprise Agency (YEA).

This is according to the current Chairman of the Agency, Sammy Awuku, who believes the erstwhile administration overspent on ”normal” bicycles which could have cost cheaper than they were bought for.

Mahama government purchased bicycles for GHC15, 000 each - Awuku

The Board Chairman for the Youth Enterprise Agency Sammy Awuku

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Speaking on the Morning Starr show on Starr FM, Mr Awuku said upon being appointed as Chairman of the IEA he realized the previous administration did not even have data on some of their beneficiaries.

“Per our investigations, we found out that some bicycles were purchased and each cost GHC15,000. These are normal bicycles I am talking about…In some cases, the YEA does not have data on its beneficiaries but they pay them,” he revealed.

Touching on the work ethics of some YEA employees, he argued that measures have been put in place to ensure that all staff remain professional and non-partisan in their work.

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He further noted that the YEA is rolling out modules to help create employment for the youth in the country.

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According to him, “the YEA recruited for the Ministry of Food and Agriculture for the Planting for Food and Job project” with other modules also in the pipeline.

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