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NDC MCE Blasts Bus Branding, Says It Was Wasteful


THE DECISION by the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) government to re-brand buses at a staggering cost has been condemned by a key member of the party.

Hon. Ofori Agyeman Boadi, aka ‘King Zuba’, who was the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Obuasi when the NDC was in power, noted that the cost of rebranding the buses was not only outrageous, but also necessary.

According to him, several key members of the then ruling political party inwardly admitted that the money used for the exercise was not realistic.

“The branding of the buses was a wasteful expenditure and other NDC lieutenants like me even condemned it on the quiet just as I did at the time.

“It was not a proper decision by our party and that was why the Chief of Staff at the time called for a refund of the money”, he said.

The outspoken politician, who was contributing to a discussion on Nhyira FM, also charged the President Akufo-Addo government to do all it can to fly home Ghanaians resident in Libya, who reports say are being sold into slavery.

“The president doesn’t have any excuse. He has to do everything possible to fly our countrymen that are in Libya back home safely.

“If we have to use the last penny in the country’s kitty to get our brothers and sisters back home from Libya, we should do it since we are talking about human lives”.

According to Zuba, he would openly applaud President Akufo-Addo if he works to ensure the safe return of Ghanaians from Libya.

The ex-Obuasi MCE, who spoke on other pertinent issues, denied being the cause of bad roads in the Obuasi Municipality, saying “the MP and the roads minister at the time deserved to be blamed”.

He said he did his utmost best to transform the municipality as MCE, adding that the Member of Parliament of the area should have fixed the deplorable roads.

Source: Kwadwo Essel/ thePublisher

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