Kweku Baako Jnr., Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide has asked government to review the policy which allows State vehicles to be auctioned to government officials.
Speaking on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo, Kweku Baako expressed worry over the culture where government officials exit office with State vehicles in their possessions because it doesn’t augur well for the country.
“The tendency is to play on the keyboard of people’s emotions. You throw these matters into the street, the masses win. So, perhaps, the government needs to think that in order not to suffer any collateral damage, we should take a second look at this policy.”
Addressing the issue on Kokrokoo, Mr. Baako gave credence to reports that over 200 cars were missing from the Flagstaff House, revealing that the erstwhile Mahama government auctioned 200 vehicles to its officials before ceding power to the current administration.
He stated that, per his investigations, records for these cars are not adequate which makes the sale questionable.
He further recounted that the NDC also took away about 144 cars in 2001 and another trend happened in 2009 after former President John Agyekum Kufour exited government.
Mahama’s Ford…Interesting Twist
He also debunked claims that the Ford Expedition that was given as a gift to former President John Dramani Mahama was not in the fleet of cars at the Flagstaff House.
According to him, the Ford Expedition is not missing; “it’s at the Flagstaff House. It is there but there’s an interesting thing. The NDC list that they issued by a certain Johnny Osei Kofi, when you go to that list; you won’t see the Ford there. It’s not on the list. I have gone for a copy of also the Administrator General’s list. I have also scanned through, the Ford is not listed. These are problematic areas in terms of record keeping. But incidentally, I have a copy of what the Logistics Officer of the office of the President handed over, interestingly I found it there.”