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Blay Must be Investigated Over 275 Bus Saga – Togbe Afede


Freddie Blay, winner of the National Chairmanship Position of the New Patriotic Party bus saga has created a lot of confusions prior to NPP’s Delegates Conference and after.

He has received a lot of criticisms from majority of individual, the latest talk in town is the National House of Chiefs who has also waded into the controversial one constituency, one commercial bus policy being implemented by the Freddie Blay led New Patriotic Party.

President of the House, Togbe Afede XIV is questioning the source of the funding for the 275 buses said to have been procured by the NPP chairman.

Addressing members of the House at its third General Meeting in Kumasi, Togbe Afede is happy the Special Prosecutor is looking into it.

He quizzed that, it will be good for the whole country to know the source of the bus and added that, this should be a matter of urgency to the country.

Mr Blay, ahead of NPP Delegates Conference gave out 275 buses which will be run by the State Transport Company and part of the proceeds shall go to the constituencies but he has received a lot of public outrage.

Member of Parliament for Bodi, Samson Ahi says Freddie Blay’s role as Chair of the Board of the Ghana National Petroleum Company makes his funding of this bus policy questionable.

The minority in Parliament has since demanded an audit of the finances of the GNPC.

“Some time ago it was one party building a multi-million headquarters. We all sat down and did not complain. More recently, some aspiring chairman of a party is buying 275 vehicles. These are matters that should attract Nananom’s attention. I am happy at least the latest one has attracted the attention of the Special Prosecutor,” – Mr Togbe stressed.

Togbe Afede the House has a duty to fight corruption, adding the canker of corruption has been the bane of Ghana’s development and until that is checked the president’s vision of Ghana Beyond Aid cannot be achieved.

On the other hand, some leading members of the ruling New Patriotic Party has tasked and raised concerns of supporting the Special Prosecutor involvement in the matter.

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