The Minister of Information Mustapha Hamid has disclosed that the Akufo-Addo’s government has accepted some VIP cars imported by the Mahama administration.
According to him, the government had no choice than to re-negotiate the number of the vehicles saying abrogating the contract may incur significant liabilities for government.
This he said, saved the government over $3 million from the $9.1 million luxury cars thus reducing the number of cars from 43 to 34.
Addressing journalists, he said, ‘The government of President Mahama ordered 43 VIP vehicles at a cost of 9.1 million United States Dollars. We have renegotiated the terms of the contract in the following manner; 1. We have reduced the number of vehicles ordered from 43 to 34, which is nine short of the original number.
He added ‘In doing so, government has however made sure to obtain maximum gain for the public purse and also for ensuring the security of the state. We have done all this with a total amount of 8.8 million United States Dollars’.
The Mahama administration is to have placed the order on January 3, 2017, few days to handing over of power to President Akufo-Addo.