Former Deputy Minister of Education under the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) government and lawmaker for North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has said he has incontrovertible evidence the current government has already purchase new vehicles.
He indicate that the latest fiat by government barring state departments from purchasing new vehicles is just a cover up wondering why it must try to use that to deceive Ghanaians and make things appear as though they have the citizenry at heart.
According to him, the current claim that it has frozen the purchase of new vehicles could not be true promising to make public his investigations into the whole matter which contradicts government’s current stance.
“Why is government now attempting to close the stable when the horse has already bolted? I strong evidence to support my claim”, he said.
“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 on an Accra-based radio station.
“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.