Okudzeto, 2 other NDC ministers refusing to pay GHC106k owed Metro Mass

By Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah
Former Deputy Minister of Education, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

The Metro Mass Transit (MMT) Limited is on the heels of three former ministers in the immediate past National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration over a debt of GH¢ 106,340. 

The amount represents the cost of buses the three former government appointees hired from the company between October and December 2016 for political party activities.

Former Ministers of Transport Fifi Kwetey, Dzifa Attivor and former Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Tertiary Education Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa reportedly had their names corresponding to their requests by officials of the company who confirmed no payment had been made despite several attempts to compel all three to do so.

According to a report by mynewsgh, a letter dated October 21, 2016, reference number MMT/ATOM/1/002 from the company,  established that the North Tongu lawmaker hired 18 buses at the rate of GH¢ 1,500 for each.

Per his agreement, the buses were supposed to pick and drop passengers believed to be supporters of the NDC party from Juapong, Fodzoku, Torgorme, Podoe, Afawode, Dorsec, Volo and Battoir on October 26, 2016, the report added.

Checks at the Metro Mass Transit Limited revealed that it fulfilled its part of the bargain but the former minister is yet to make any payment despite sending him an itemised bill.

It was also observed that Fifi Fiavi Kwetey and Dzifa Attivor were also presented with bills but have since not paid.