December 16, 2014

Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko, has urged President John Mahama to urgently investigate the purchase of 20 Chinese buses for the Metro Mass Transit Company (MMT).

According to him, the country will be short changed and the tax payers hard earned taxes allowed to easily go down the drain, if government goes ahead to buy the said buses at the cost of $200,000 each.

The relative low fares charged by the MMT, has made a huge number of the public to patronize their services. In this regard government has indicated its plan to augment the fleet of buses for the MMT by purchasing additional vehicles to make the state transport company more efficient in its business.

However speaking on Peace Fm’s Kokrokoo show on Monday, Hon. Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko, who lauded government’s decision nonetheless, stated passionately that Ghana would not have its money worth by buying Chinese buses at such exorbitant price.

He emphasized the need for further due diligence to be done before the buses are brought into the country, as previous Chinese buses bought for the same company proved not to be of good quality as the buses broke down in no time.

Hon. Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko, added that President Mahama should immediately step into the matter and ensure that the public purse is not misused.