General News of Monday, 17 July 2017
Over GHC15,000 debt is hanging around the neck of the management of National Youth Authority (NYA) after it was compelled to replace the ignition system of the official vehicle of the Chief Executive Officer, Emmanuel Asigri.
This was after the Authority found out that a tracking device fixed on the vehicle by former CEO, Ras Mubarak, caused the ignition system to malfunction and had to be replaced.
In a case similar to that at the Lands and Natural Resources Ministry where an audiovisual device was planted by a former Minister, Inusah Fuseini who failed to inform those who took over from him, Mohammed ‘Ras’ Mubarak also failed to inform his successor, Mr. Asigri.
Ras Mubarak, now Member of Parliament for Kumbungu Constituency of the Northern Region, has admitted fixing the tracking device on the state vehicle. Mr. Asigri disclosed on NewsFile on Saturday, he discovered the device after the vehicle was sent for servicing.
Speaking on the Super Morning Show on Monday, Mr. Asigri said: “When they checked through the ignition system, they realized there was a foreign device attached to it, then they indicated that device which had been connected to the ignition wires had created a major problem so that they had to change the whole ignition system”.
“When this thing was discovered…I didn’t make it a big deal until Amewu’s issue came up,” the NYA Boss indicated on the Super Morning Show on Joy FM, Monday, July 17, 2017.
His worry, however, is the bill submitted by the vehicle dealer, after replacing the entire ignition system.
“It has resulted in me running into a debt of over 15,000 cedis and as I speak, management of the dealers are on my neck,” Mr. Asigri told Kojo Yankson, host of the programme.
According to him, he has reported the case to National Security “because of further information Ras Mubarak gave so the matter is now a national security matter”.