MP for North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa
MP for North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, says he does not owe the Metro Mass Transit Limited.

To him, the publication of debtors of Metro Mass is a political mischief by the transport company just to tarnish his image as an MP.

Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosi Sen, Wednesday, the MP said he redeemed his obligation fully on June 28, 2017 where he was given a receipt signed by an official in the company.

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“I’m not owing Metro Mass Transport. I settled all outstanding debts on 28th of June 2017. I have paid an amount of GH¢35,000.00 to MMT and that’s 100% of my part of debts owed. My name circulating in the media for owing MMT is in bad taste. Any attempt to drag my name in the mud will fail because I don’t owe,” he stated.

Mr Ablakwa’s comment follows a publication by the Metro Mass Transit Limited accusing him and six other MPs of owing the company.

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The MPs are Mr Ablakwa, A. B. A. Fuseini, Mahama Ayariga, Amidu Suleman, Alhaji Tanko, Cletus Avoka and Ras Mubarak.

But, Mr Ablakwa, describing the move as a ‘drama’ from the transport company, noted that he is not a person who acts irresponsibly and therefore was shocked that his name is circulating in the media for owing MMT.

The lawmaker, who sounded worried, said he will soon publish documents detailing the transactions between him and MMT.

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However, Nana Osei Bamfo, Deputy Managing Director of the Metro Mass Transit insisted in an interview with that Mr Ablakwa still owes them and that the payments made might have been for different services.

Source: | Dorcas Abedu-Kennedy