Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa is accusing the Akufo Addo-led government of throwing dust into the eyes of public with a directive to all ministries, department and agencies not to purchase new vehicles.
According to him, some ministries have already bought the vehicles and wondered why government is now attempting to close the stable when the horse has already bolted.
He said, he has strong evidence supporting his claim hence urged the incumbent government to shift away from their ‘white lies’ to prevent him from pressing on the matter further.
“There is too much of NPP propaganda, deception and misleading. They should stay away from it because the spirit of transparency is very necessary. If they can’t be truthful then we would not be heading right in the future…” he said.
“I have documents that they have ordered vehicles. The evidence I have is that they are done buying the cars. Sometimes we should avoid the lies and say the truth. I have had them for some time now but because of national security we were not interested to bring it out. We are forced to say it but we don’t want to say anything against our president…” he said to Okay FM.
Mr Okudzeto Ablakwa further stated that, he has begun thorough investigation into the matter since parliament has not approved the bill yet, and therefore could not fathom how the purchase was initialized as the procurement board hasn’t been put together by President Akufo-Addo, to say ‘sole sourcing’ method was adopted.
“I am still investigating the matter. Parliament has not approved the bill so they are not to spend. I am still on if they are breaching financial laws? Maybe they have ordered or waiting for parliament to approve before they make purchase…”
“They didn’t advertise. If it’s sole sourcing they need a board approval from the procurement authority and the board hasn’t been put together. If so, then the law on sole sourcing has been breached…” he maintained.
source: Ghana/Adomonline.com/Dennis Kofi Adu