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General News of Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Source: GhanaWeb/OcupyGhana

PLAYBACK: OccupyGhana speaks on Bus Branding Scandal

That tame animal called sole sourcing which has been transformed into a beast for dubious reasons must be dealt with. Tonight, OccupyGhana starts with Ghana's GHC 3.6 million bus branding deal.

Last year, investigations into the branding of 116 Metro Mass Transit Buses involving GH¢3.6million revealed that Smarttys over-billed the government to the tune of about GH¢1.9million.

The branding of the new Huanghai buses for the MMT with portraits of President John Mahama and past presidents caused public outcry, resulting in the resignation of the Minister of Transport, Ms Dzifa Attivor, in December.

Following the public outcry, the Chief of Staff, Mr Julius Debrah, directed the Attorney General, Marietta Brew Appiah Opong to recover GH¢1.9million from Smarttys.

The Attorney General presented her report on December 22, 2015 directing the refund of money found to have been overpaid to Smarttys in the contract.



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