Ghana president bans purchase of government vehicles

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo has banned the purchase of new state vehicles, as the government continues to look for more than 200 that it says went missing under the previous administration, local media report.

The moratorium applies to all government ministries, departments and agencies, according to Joy Online, which quoted a letter from the president’s chief of staff, saying that those affected should use the “existing fleet of vehicles in their respective transport pools”.

After previous transfers of power, state-owned cars have been seized from officials who did not return them.

The president’s own official car was 10 years old, a spokesman told Joy FM.

“That’s what he has been riding in [and] he is working to ensure that we manage the resources of the country judiciously,” the spokesman added.



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