Constitutional law lecturer, Professor Kofi Kumado, says the motive behind the bus rebranding venture embarked upon by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government is just to advertise President John Mahama’s bid for a second term in office and nothing else.
Details about the GH¢3.6 million cost of the rebranding to the taxpayer set tongues wagging recently and it also led to the resignation of Dzifa Ativor as Minister for Transport.
In the ensuing confusion, the respected Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, Legon, has offered to share his opinion on the matter through a letter to DAILY GUIDE, criticizing how the NDC is abusing its incumbency.
The letter, dated January 23, 2016 signed by the erudite law lecturer, he appealed passionately to the families of former presidents who have their images on the buses to request the government to remove them because they would not need the publicity.
“My appeal is to former Presidents Rawlings and Kufuor as well as the families of the late President Akufo-Addo to ask that their pictures should be removed from the buses because, in my humble view, they do not need this publicity.”
He added, “Thereafter, it will become clear that this rebranding is just politicking by President Mahama.”
He said that “The buses will then be seen clearly as moving advertising boards for President Mahama’s bid for a second term in office.”
Prof Kumado also said if the families succeed in getting the pictures of the former presidents removed, it “will enable the Metro Mass Company to charge him (President Mahama) the appropriate rates and earn some income.”
By William Yaw Owusu