Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has denied that he owes Metro Mass Transit (MMT) Limited which has resulted in the company grinding to a halt.
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“To the best of my knowledge, I have redeemed all
obligations to the Metro Mass Transit Limited,” he wrote on his Facebook page
This follows publications on various news portals that the
MP and 6 other National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament owe the
Hon. Ablakwa has noted that it is a smear campaign against
him and he has therefore instructed his lawyers to write to the company even as
they consider other legal options.
“Having taken notice of the well-coordinated smear
campaign, i have accordingly instructed my Lawyers to formally write to the
Metro Mass Transit Limited as we consider other legal options available to
us,” he added.
Reports have it that the Managing Director of the company,
Albert Adu-Boahen, has written to the Speaker of Parliament and the NDC about
the indebtedness of the persons.
According to the MMT Manager, leading opposition party and
the MPs owe the MMT close to 1.5 million Ghana Cedis in debts accruing from the
hiring of buses.
“MMT needs money to pay staff and fix all broken vehicles”,
Nana Osei Bamfo told host, Aduanaba Kofi Asante Ennin during an interview at
the back of claims that MMT’s move is politically motivated.
A letter written to the Speaker of Parliament by the
Managing Director of the MMT, Albert Adu-Boahen, in respect of the seven MPs
said: “apart from Honourable Clement Apaak who cleared his indebtedness, the
rest of the honourables have failed or refused to pay”.
The MPs include Honourables Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, A. B.
A. Fuseini, Mahama Ayariga, Amidu Suleman, Alhaji Tanko, Cletus Avoka and Ras
In a related development, the MMT has in a letter dated August 17, 2018, and signed by the same Albert Adu-Boahene, written to the NDC’s head office attention former Deputy General Secretary, Kofi Adams, alerting it of its refusal to pay a GH¢1,195,179.92 debt owed it.
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“Your party’s indebtedness to the company is now
GH¢1,195,179.92,” the letter read in part “We,
therefore, write to once again demand that you settle your indebtedness to the
company [MMT] which now amounts to GH¢1,195,179.92 by 17th September 2018”
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