Bawku Central Member of Parliament (MP), Hon. Mahama Ayariga, has referred the government's drive to recover missing state owned vehicles as a festival of lies.
According to Hon. Ayariga, the entire missing state cars saga undertaken by the New Patriotic Party government is bid to paint members of the former Mahama led government in a negative light. He described the entire initiative as a complete falsehood.
"All these things about cars are lies. Right from the beginning they are absolute lies," said the Bawku Central legislator.
The NDC parliamentarian was speaking on Joy FM's Newsfile, where he contributed in a panel on Saturday, Mar 18th.
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Shortly following the NPP's tremendous win at the December polls Mr. Eugene Arhin, the Director of Communications at the presidency, stated that about 208 state vehicles that were supposed to have been at the presidency could not be accounted for.
Recently, Mr. Ayikoi Otoo, head of the Assets Committee of the transition team, stated this week that out of the original 308 missing vehicles, 237 vehicles were yet to be recovered.
Speaking on Joy, Hon. Ayariga stated that prior to the Mahama administration's handed over the reigns of government every ministry, agency, and office of government, including the president's office, furnished a list of its assets to the incoming administration. This being the case, it couldn't be possible that members of the previous government took state vehicles.
He added that as members of the previous government, officials were given the opportunity to buy the saloon vehicles they used. He added that if that were no longer the case, government should inform those former officials concerned so that they could return the vehicles and be refunded their money.
The New Crusading Guide Editor, Mr. Kweku Baako Jnr, stated recounted similar incidents that occurred during the transition period in 2009 when the then incoming NDC government complained of similar incidents.
"Was the NDC also lying then?" he quizzed.
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