Assembly followed due process in auctioning vehicles-PAO
2010-07-23 19:41:42This article has been read 804 times.
The Public Affairs Officer of the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly, Mr. Issah Musah has debunked any wrong doing by the assembly in auctioning some eight vehicles belonging to the assembly.
He said the process to auction the vehicles started way back in 2008 even before the current administration took over the administration of the assembly.
Mr. Issah Musah mentioned that due process was followed in which the State Transport Corporation (STC) undertook evaluation of all the vehicles.
He added that the assembly received a letter dated September 1, 2008, signed by Mr. Victor Amu, an Engineer on behalf of the Regional Manager of the STC.
The letter, he said specified conditions of each of the vehicles and their values.
The Public Affairs Officer also stated that he was informed that permission was also sought from the appropriate ministry before advertisement was placed in some media houses including Ghanaian Times this year, though he could not give the specific edition which carried it.
On the issue of alleged sale to cronies, Mr. Musah said "I don’t even know those who bought the vehicles. For what I know, anybody can buy it if he or she has the money. The most important thing is that the assembly acted in accordance with laid down procedures".
Gbewaa Youth group of the National Democratic Congress besieged the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly on Thursday July, 22 over auction sales of some eight vehicles belonging to the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly.
The group accused the Tamale Mayor, Alhaji Friday of conniving with the auctioneer, Alhaji Olando to illegally sell the vehicles for their selfish gains.
It took the intervention of the police to bring the situation under control.