The Deputy Communication Director of the governing New Patriotic Party, Mr Richard Asante Yeboah has taken a swipe at communicators of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) over their persistent outburst over the use of the luxurious V8 vehicles by government officials.
“I hear my brother talk about a government and people are using V8, I didn’t know that during NDC time, President Mahama and MP of the NDC and the Ministers were using ‘Aboboyaa’ for their operations, am yet to find that happening”.
We have financial constraint yet government still import V8
His comment was in response to statement made by the Deputy National Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Edem Agbana .
Mr Agbana, while commenting on delays in providing relieve support to the people of Agavedzi in the Volta Region who lost their properties to tidal waves said the government claims the country was burdened with financial constraint yet still purchase luxurious vehicles for ministers and government officials and described that as insensitive and born out of vision less leadership.
“We have resource constraints but your President is flying jet paying over 15000 an hour that is enough to provide relieve items for the people of Agavedzi. We have resource constraint but your president and your government is still import V8 in the wake of COVID even people who serve as Minister in the first term are still being given brand new V8 so is not a problem of resource constraint, it is a problem of vision less leadership and people who are only in power to enrich themselves and are not sensitive to the plight of the people,” he said.
Mahama, NDC MP’s did not use Aboboyaa while in office.
Reacting to the comment, the NPP communicator said the NDC used same luxurious vehicles and should rather hail the President since he ban state institutions from importing new vehicles in his first term.
He debunk insensitivity claims by the NDC adding government was working on relief packages for the resident.
“I didn’t know that, all of a sudden NPP brought these cars to come do what, I mean this is government which came in for the first years of his term and said no government institution should import a car…which government had done that. …government is sensitive to the plight of the people,” he said.