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In the wake of the alleged missing 200 state vehicles, a senior lecturer at University of Ghana, Prof. Ransford Gyampo has admonished the governing
In the wake of the alleged missing 200 state vehicles, a senior lecturer at University of Ghana, Prof. Ransford Gyampo has admonished the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to concentrate on governance and not propaganda.
“I know NPP is good in government and I urge them to focus on governance. I think what is currently going on about the missing vehicles is propagandist and it should not happen,” he said.
Speaking on Joy FM’s news analysis programme, Newsfile, Prof. Gyampo entreated the Akufo-Addo administration to find a better way of handling the issue because NPP is known to be “competent” in government.
Eugene Arhin, Director of Communications at the Presidency on February 8, 2017 told Ghanaians President Akufo-Addo resorted to the use of his private cars because about 208 vehicles in the presidential car pool were missing under the NDC administration.
But Prof. Gyampo expressed his disappointment in the manner in which the current administration and the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) government were addressing the contentious issue.
According to him, there should have been proper inventory of state assets during the transition period to forestall such controversial matters before the new NPP administration took office.
“It is a monumental shame to us as a nation that we cannot keep records of state assets,” Prof. Gyampo bemoaned.
He is also disappointed about the role of the Administrator-General in charge of state assets during presidential transition periods.
“I’m disappointed about the way the Administrator-General handled the issue of the missing cars,” Prof. Gyampo who is also research fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) noted.
Meanwhile, lawyer Kwame Jantuah, a senior member of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) who was on the same Newsfile programme, cautioned the Akufo-Addo administration not to use the alleged missing cars “as an excuse to buy new cars because Ghanaians are watching.”
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