- Gabby Otchere Darko has hit back at Ghanaian media for allegedly misquoting previous comments he made on social media
- He has denied reports that he said government will no longer buy SUVs for ministers
Mr. Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, a high ranking member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), has admonished members of Ghanaian media for allegedly inaccurately reporting a comment he made on Facebook.
According to Gabby Asare Otchere Darko, who's also a direct cousin to President Nana Akuffo Addo, reports that have him saying that government will not buy any SUVs for ministers are false.
On Monday, November Mr. Otchere-Darko posted a comment on his Facebook page hinting that the Financial Minister, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, has not only "stubbornly" refused to purchase new SUVs for minister, but that he [Finance Minister] plans to purchase Toyota Camry and Corolla saloon cars for Ministers and their deputies
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"I am also aware that the Finance Minister is in fact planning to buy Toyota Camry, Corolla and the like for Ministers and their deputies, etc. from 2018 onwards," wrote Gabby Otchere Darko.
Now after several media houses took up the story, Mr. Gabby Otchere Darko has admonished the media and said that, unlike previously reported, he never said that government will not buy SUVs for government ministers.
"To say that this Govt has not done the norm by going all out to procure new SUVs for ministers (as used to be the usual thing in the past) and that there are even plans to procure saloon vehicles is not the same as saying, as has been reported, no SUVs will be bought for ministers." wrote Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko.
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Mr. Otchere-Darko wrote that what Ghanaians ought to be celebrating is government's intention to break from the usual practice of buying new - and expensive - SUVs for government ministers and their deputies, and opting for less expensive saloon cars.
He went on to say that what's being "noticed with some frustration is a V8 bashing spree" as though more SUVs were bought by the current government as compared to erstwhile administrations.
Checkout Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko's post below:
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