According totheManagement of the state owned Metro Mass Transit (MMT) Limited, it would continue to chase some National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament (MPs) including Mahama Ayariga, Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini and others to settle their indebtedness to the company.
Metro Mass has however ruled out that claims that the pursuit to retrieve monies from the Members of Parliament (MPs) after seeking the services of the company is a diversionary tactics which is also aimed at tarnishing the image of the affected persons.
The Deputy Managing Director of Metro Mass in charge of operations and technical, Nana Osei Bamfo , disputing the claims in an interview , monitored by www.openghana.com ,said ”This is not politics and we are not going after them for no reason”.
According to the MMT Manager, leading opposition party and the MPs owe the MMT close to 1.5 million Ghana Cedis in debts accruing from the hiring of buses.
During the interview at the back of claims that MMT’s move is politically motivated , the Metro Mass Transit Manager said “MMT needs money to pay staff and fix all broken vehicles” .
A letter written to the Speaker of Parliament by the Managing Director of the MMT, Albert Adu-Boahen, in respect of the seven MPs said: “apart from Honourable Clement Apaak who cleared his indebtedness, the rest of the honourables have failed or refused to pay”.
The MPs include Honourables Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, A. B. A. Fuseini, Mahama Ayariga, Amidu Suleman, Alhaji Tanko, Cletus Avoka and Ras Mubarak.
In a related development, the MMT has in a letter dated August 17, 2018, and signed by the same Albert Adu-Boahene, written to the NDC’s head office attention former Deputy General Secretary, Kofi Adams, alerting it of its refusal to pay a GH¢1,195,179.92 debt owed it.
“Your party’s indebtedness to the company is now GH¢1,195,179.92,” the letter read in part.
“We, therefore, write to once again demand that you settle your indebtedness to the company [MMT] which now amounts to GH¢1,195,179.92 by 17th September 2018,” the letter added.