A few days to former President Mahama handing over to President Akufo Addo and the NPP, the Mahama’s administration per the NPP’s request ordered 55 high-security cars for the presidency–costing 9 million dollars.
The cars are currently reported to be in Dubai, awaiting delivery.
According to Daily Guide;
The specialised vehicles ordered by former President John Dramani Mahama before exiting office, and meant to be used by the incoming New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration are ready in Dubai.
The $9m worth of contract for the procurement of 55 vehicles for the presidency was signed on behalf of the previous government by Alhaji Salifu Osman, a Deputy National Security Coordinator.
The presidential fleet covers the president, vice president, the first and the second ladies, the presidential press corps and medical team.
The vehicles are mostly bullet-proof Mercedes Benz (S600) meant for the security of the president, his vice and their wives, cross-country vehicles for long distant treks and escorts, two cross-country rapid intervention vehicle, two cross-country ambulance and a pickup truck with radio and communication as lead cars.
The question is, 9 million dollars for a presdential fleet of cars for Ghana–is that not a little too much?