National Democratic Congress, (NDC), Member of Parliament for the Kumbungu Constituency, Ras Mubarak, has stated that the Ghana Revenue Authority needs to review the New Patriotic Party, (NPP), National Chairman Aspirant, Freddie Blay’s tax obligation.
The MP said this will help to see if indeed he has fulfilled his tax obligation.
“In Parliament today, I will file a question to the Ministry of Transport as I have heard that the importation of the 275 buses is an arrangement with State Transport Corporation (STC) which is a public owned company”, he said on Pink FM’s morning show, ‘Omanbapa Kasa’.
Honourable Mubarak queried that, if there is an arrangement, what are the terms and conditions the good people of Ghana have the right to know and what are the benefits the STC is getting and Blay himself?.
He continued, “It is our own pocket money which is used to finance the STC buses, if a Chairman signs an agreement with STC, we need to investigate. The danger is that, in drawing such a state company into politics, it could affect the capability of STC”.
The Kumbungu MP questioned that, for a party who could not even afford a number of T-Shirts for their own campaign, can they now afford such an amount of 3 million dollars?
The Honourable stated, “It is very worrying for a party to afford such an amount. How possible is it that all of a sudden a chairman of that party will cough out a down payment of 3million dollars”.
Honourable Mubarak with an expectation said he wishes to hear from the GRA office about Freddie Blay’s tax obligation. It is very important and “plausible”.
The MP extended his best of luck to all the candidates especially Sammy Awuku.
Two days to the NPP Delegates Congress Freddie Blay, a National Chairman Aspirant and his team has confirmed 275 buses to be given to STC.
As at Wednesday 4th July 100 Toyota Hiace buses in 50 containers arrived in the country to be cleared whiles 175 others are expected to arrive within weeks.
The Spokesperson for Blay, Richard Nyamah has said that Blay needs to be applauded rather than criticised about his job-creation initiative.
Source: Elizabeth Adomah/ Bernice Amoakoah/ pinkfmonlinegh.com