- Information Minister Mustapha Hamid has responded to recent comments made by former president Mahama
- He said government only found 179 vehicles when it came into office and not over 400
- He also said government did not have 52 Hyundai i10s as indicated by former presidential Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah
The Information Minister Mustapha Hamid, has responded to Former President Mahama's comments that his administration left over 400 vehicles to the disposal of the then incoming Akufo-Addo led administration.
Following Former President John Dramani Mahama's interview on GTV earlier this week, government's information Minister has come out to contest the former head of state's claims that his government handed over over 400 vehicles at the disposal of the incoming New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration.
Hon. Mustapha Hamid, who was speaking on Eyewitness News, stated that contrary to former president Mahama's recent comments, the current administration only had 179 vehicles to its disposal when it assumed office.
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He stated that other than the 179 vehicles at their disposal, more state vehicles were also sold to former state officials.
This particulary corresponds to similar comments made by the Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Hon. Sam George, to the effect that former government officials were given the chance to purchase the vehicles they used while in office.
Information Minister Hamid also stated that Mr. Julius Debrah, the former President Chief of Staff, also listed 52 Hyundai i10s as being part of the fleet of vehicles left at the disposal of the then incoming administration.
But speaking on the matter, Mustapha Hamid said that not one i10 was seen.
"I am telling you on authority that we haven’t seen a single Hyundai i10 vehicle...It would seem to me that even though these vehicles were in the hands of their officials, they proceeded to sell them off to their officials whilst giving us a list and pretending that those vehicles were available,” Mr. Hamid said.
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