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11-Jan-2018  
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The Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, has said the Mahama administration sold state vehicles at least two days to the inauguration of Nana Akufo-Addo as President.

Disputing claims by Former President John Mahama that he left ‘a sea of vehicles’ for the Akufo-Addo administration, Mr. Hamid said the current administration came to meet only 179 vehicles.

“The vehicles that they handed over to us, per the documents they themselves compiled and gave to us are 179,” the Minister stated on Eyewitness News.

But beyond the 179, he said a number of vehicles were sold to government officials at the time.

NDC Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Samuel George, had previously indicated that about 271 of vehicles possibly thought to be missing were purchased by some officials of the past government.

Staffers and state officials are allowed to purchase vehicles which have been in use for two years and longer.

Mr. Hamid noted that, the former Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, listed among other vehicles, 52 Hyundai i10s left for the Akufo-Addo administration, but “I am telling you on authority that we haven’t seen a single Hyundai i10 vehicle.”

He also said there was documentation to the effect that Julius Debrah sold a Nissan Sentra vehicle to a staffer in the VIP protection unit two days before the handing over on January 7, 2017.

“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.

The Akufo-Addo administration put in place a task-force to retrieve missing state cars, and the Information Minister said the committee was “still compiling” a list.

The saga of the missing cars at the Presidency was revived after Mr. Mahama refuted allegations that members of his administration stole cars from the presidential fleet during an interview on GTV on Tuesday.

The controversy started in March 2017, when the Director of Communications at the Presidency alleged that over 200 vehicles from the presidential car pool were unaccounted for following the change of government.
 
 
 
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Name: Ask The Abronya DC For The Cars
All the cars Mahama left have been stolen by the abronya dc and his gang of npp ***barred word***, the delta force and the others.
 
Name: Francis
Contact Amidu and Ghanaians will be ok.
 
Name: No Way
Ernest i think you can't think far. John Mahama said he left over 400 cars, so you better check your facts. Talk is cheap i
 
Name: @ERNEST
Ok assuming without admitting, does a pool of 300 cars make a "sea of carss"??,wherever that blofo is coming from!!!
 
Name: grace
Please the need to be probe. otherwise we will hold you NPP responsible
 
Name: Govt,NY
Are u guys serious at all? u could not compiled and trace all these so called cars u alluding the NDC guys have taken after a whole year in office? Is this also incompetent? Asem sebe.. Don't disturb us with ur car saga if u think crime had been committed do the rite thing. Simple
 
Name: Ernest
Pls Minister, John Mahama did not said he left 400 vehicles, but he said 300, check your records well before you make a comment because you are an information Minister.
 



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