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GOVERNMENT RENEGOTIATES CONTRACT SIGNED BY PREVIOUS GOVERNMENT, MAKES GAINS FOR PUBLIC PURSE

The current government has renegotiated the contract under which the government of former President Mahama, just at the end of their term in office, ordered 43 VIP vehicles at a cost of US $9.1 million.

 

Under the renegotiated contract, the current government has reduced the number of vehicles ordered from 43-34, nine short of the original number.

 

In addition and in line with government’s agenda to retool the police service, government has acquired 100 Toyota Corolla cars - in place of the nine - for use by the Ghana Police Service - all at a total cost of US$8.8 million.

 

The Minister for Information, Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, who made these known at a news conference in Accra, yesterday, explained that in renegotiating the contract, government ensured to obtain maximum gain for the public purse as well as for the security of the state.

 

Mr Abdul-Hamid said government was bound by the terms of the contract signed with Amalgamated Securities Limited because abrogating it might incur significant liabilities for government.

 

Source: ISD (Solace Amankwa)