General News of Friday, 25 December 2015
A group calling itself Taxpayers League Ghana is pressing upon the country’s security agencies to pick up persons complicit in the GHC3.6 million rebranding of 116 metro mass transit buses.
The public outcry over the deal has resulted in the resignation of the Minister of Transport, Dzifa Aku Attivor.
Chief of Staff Julius Debrah, who directed a review into the deal, has also charged the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong, to recover GHC1.9 million from Messrs Smartty’s Management Limited as “excess payment made for the services rendered”.
But Taxpayers League Ghana in a statement issued on Thursday, December 24 said: “Since government has accepted that there was a wrong doing, the Minister must face the music and cough the taxpayers’ money back.”
It is, therefore, demanding an immediate arrest of not only Mrs Attivor but also the Chief Executive Officer of Smartty’s Management Limited, Selassie Ibrahim.
“We need the full amount back into the consolidated fund,” the statement said, mentioning the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, the Bureau of National Investigations and the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) as the agencies to lead the arrest operation.