234 state vehicles handed over by previous government still missing
| Updated Apr 06, 2017 at 4:00am
234 vehicles out of 707 on the list of government vehicles handed over by the previous government can still not be accounted for.
The Mahama led administration left a list of 707 vehicles during the period of transition.
The breakdown is as follows:
176 Prado, 63 saloon cars and other 468 were given to Chairman of the Assets and Vehicles for the NPP side of the transition team, but some of the vehicles were not available after checks.
101 V8, 36 Prado were available while about 301 vehicles were missing.
However, 67 vehicles which were not listed were retrieved but 234 vehicles cannot be accounted for.
The issue of missing state vehicles dominated media headlines during the transition period.
The Director of Communications, Eugene Arhin stokes a debate when he announced that over 200 vehicles have gone missing.
This disclosure was denied by the NDC.
Government therefore set up a taskforce with officials from the Ghana Police Service, the Ghana Revenue Authority (Customs Division), the Bureau of National Investigations, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority and persons from the Presidency to retrieve the allegedly stolen vehicles.
Speaking at the presidency in Accra, Lawyer Ayikoi Otoo who is the Chairman of the Executive Assets Sub Committee backed the claims by Eugene Arhin, the Ag. Director of Communications at the presidency.
He said the chassis numbers of the missing vehicles will be sent to the DVLA to prevent those in possession of them from registering.