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More than 200 cars missing from Ghanaian President’s Fleet

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President Nana Akufo-Addo  Dankwah
President Nana Akufo-Addo Dankwah

Ghana's new government is trying to track down more than 200 cars missing from the president's office, government spokesman has said.

The ruling party counted the cars a month after taking power following victory in December's elections.

After previous transfers of power, state-owned cars have been seized from officials who did not return them. A minister in the former government said the implied allegation of wrongdoing by his colleagues was false.

Former Communication Minister Omane Boamah told the BBC's Thomas Naadi that this was "a convenient way for the new government to justify the purchase of new vehicles".

Presidential spokesman Eugene Arhin told the press that officials could only find:
74 of the President’s 196, Totoya Land Cruisers,  20 of the Total Land Cruiser Prados, 11 of the 24 Mercedes, 2 of the 24 Toyota Avalons and 2 of the 6 BMWs.

Ghanaian radio station Citi FM reported that the president has been "forced to use a 10-year-old BMW" as a result.
In making the statement, Mr Arhin revealed the president's office was meant to have more than 300 cars but he did not reveal the purpose of these vehicles.

President Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party won the Ghanaian presidential election in December,   and took power from John Mahama, of the National Democratic Congress.

 


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