The National Democratic Congress (NDC) reportedly owes the state transporter, Metro Mass Transit Limited (MMTL) close to GH¢2 million for renting the buses during the campaign period in 2016.
A pro forma invoice issued to the NDC after they lost the 2016 elections showed that they owed the MMTL a total of GH¢1.921,896.99.
According to the Daily Guide newspaper, the invoice was sent to the party’s headquarters for the attention of the NDC National Organizer, Kofi Adams, who was also the Campaign Coordinator of John Dramani Mahama’s campaign team.
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However, the debt has not been settled fully. The party has paid only GH¢410,000 out of the GH¢1.921,896.99 debt. This leaves them with GH¢1,511,896.99 more to pay.
Reports also suggest that Metro Mass gave the then governing NDC a 20% discount for using the buses between November 30 and December 9, 2016.
The original amount for using the 506 buses was GH¢2.402,371.24 but were given an invoice of GH¢1.921,896.99 as a result of the 20% discount.
The failure of NDC to pay its debt is impeding the works of the state transporter.
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Metro Mass is reportedly owing GOIL and is yet to pay. Meanwhile some Metro Mass buses are not in good shape and many have said that the money if paid could have been used to better the condition of the company.
Breakdown of debt
In the invoice, they stated the destination of all the buses requested by the party.
Cape Coast had 22 buses at a total cost of GH¢105,950.00 and a 20% discount of GH¢84,760.00 while Wa and Koforidua had 11 each at a cost of GH¢60,977.80 for Wa and GH¢50,600.00 for Koforidua and a 20% discount of GH¢48,782.24 and GH¢40,480.00 respectively.
The invoice showed that, Kumasi had 113 buses with an initial cost of GH¢601,740.80 at 20% discount of GH¢481,392.64.
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Takoradi had 42 at GH¢411,591.00 with 20% discount of GH¢329,273.52.
Swedru was given 23 buses at an original price of GH¢131,050.00 and 20% discount of GH¢104,480.00.
Adenta and Accra got 50 buses at GH¢186,496.00 and at a discounted price of GH¢149,196.80.
Ho received 48 at the price of GH¢65,619.00 at 20% discount of GH¢52,495.20.
was given 26 buses at the cost of GH¢159,300.00 with 20% discount of GH¢127,440.00; Kaneshie had 38 – GH¢203,600.00 and 20% discount of 162,880.00, while Laterbiokoshie, Accra, had 31 – GH¢215,800.00 with 20% discount of GH¢172,640.00/
There were 23 buses for a special project at a total cost of GH¢55,600.00 and 20% discount of GH¢44,480.00, while Oda had 5 buses at the cost of GH¢39,824.00 and 20% discount of GH¢31,859.20. Sunyani was allocated 17 buses – GH¢29,900.00 with 20% discount of GH¢23,920.00.
Tamale had 25 – GH¢48,600.00 at 20% discount of GH¢38,880.00, while Bolgatanga was also allocated 21 – GH¢53,721.74 with 20% discount of GH¢28,577.00.