- The IMANI boss says the Mahama administration should be made to pay for the cost of the new 43 vehicles
- Franklin Cudjoe argues that the NDC shouldn't have ordered for the cars two days after knowing the party had lost power
The president of IMANI Ghana Franklin Cudjoe, has called on the New Patriotic Party administration not to pay for the cost of some 43 new security cars ordered by the Mahama administration for the Akufo-Addo administration few days before leaving office.
According to him, the leadership of the NDC administration had no business ordering new cars at a whooping cost of US$9million knowing very well the party had lost power.
Speaking on Accra based Citi FM, Mr. Cudjoe who was clearly not happy about the move, said “If the current administration is insisting they cannot be blamed for this then they simply should not pay for the cars. In any case the cars are meant for the state but as we are now told, there was no agreement, then the current administration did not make any request”.
Mr Cudjoe also charged the erstwhile Mahama administration and the NDC to offer better explanations on why they should not be saddled with the US$9million debt.
A former Presidential staffer in the Mahama administration, Dr. Clement Apaak, had earlier claimed that the NDC government ordered the 43 new vehicles for the presidency few days before leaving office, upon the request of the incoming Akufo-Addo administration.
But the current administration has flatly denied the claims, saying it had no hand in ordering the new cars.
Documents available to the media revealed that the contract was awarded by the Mahama government on the 3rd of January, 2017, to Amalgamated Security Services LTD.
Further checks by the media also reveal that the said 43 new vehicles have already been purchased and are currently in United Arab Emirates, and there are fears the government could pay huge judgement debts if it abrogates the contract.
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