Fact Check: Ablakwa does not owe MMT

Fact Check: Ablakwa does not owe MMT

- The Member of Parliament for North Tongu constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has rubbished claims he is indebted to the Metro Mass Transit

- The PR of the MMT in an interview with the media noted that Mr. Ablakwa and colleague MPs owed the MMT close to 1.5 million Ghana Cedis in debts accruing from the hiring of buses

- But the MP for North Tongu said he has redeemed all obligations to the Metro Mass

It turns out that the Member of Parliament for North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, does not owe the Metro Mass Transport company, contrary to reports.

The legislator was accused of being among those owing the state-owned transport company a huge amount of money.

According to the PRO of the Metro Mass Transport company, Mr. Ablakwah and other MPs owe the company to the tune of GH¢1.5 million.

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George Krobea noted said the debt has been outstanding since 2016 and has created a frosty relationship between the company and its partner, Goil.

Explaining how the MPs became debtors to the Metro Mass Transport company, Mr. Krobea said they hired buses for campaigns during the 2016 elections.

The hired buses, he said, have since not been paid for despite all efforts by management to retrieve the monies.

However, it appears the allegation by the PRO of the Metro Mass Transport company lack substance.

In a Facebook past, Mr. Ablakwah said he has fulfilled all his financial obligations and therefore does not owe the company.

The North Tongu MP went on to provide evidence to back his statement by sharing receipts of the said payment.

The receipts show that the NDC legislator actually paid his debt as far back as 28th June 2017.

Also, the receipt looks authentic as it had a number (0190199) and was duly signed by the Metro Mass Transit Receiving Cashier, Diana Delali.

Finally, the receipt gives details of the amount Mr. Ablakwah spent on the hired buses, which is clearly stated as GH¢35,000.

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From the above provided information, it is obvious that the North Tongu MP does not owe the Metro Mass Transport company.

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Source: Yen Newspaper

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