BRT Saga Seven sue Transport Minister, AG over Ghc3.6m bus rebranding

The revelation of the cost of branding the buses led to public outcry with Parliament also asking for further answers on what led to the high cost.

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Seven Ghanaian citizens have filed a suit at the High Court, asking it to order the the Honourable Minister of Transport to make available the full contract for the re-branding of the 116 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) buses.

The suit, which has the Attorney General as the second respondent, was filed by one Francis Kennedy Ocloo and six others.

 

 

The Ministry of Transport became the centre of controversy in parliament as debates on the 2016 budget continued.

The minority leader drew the speaker's attention  to an item in the accounts of expenditures made from the petroleum revenues fund  by the Ministry of Transport in 2015 which had to do with the amounts spent on branding 116 Metro Mass Transit buses.

Referring to the 2015 Annual Report on the Petroleum Revenues Fund, the Ministry spent GHC31,000 on branding the images of eight former presidents on each Metro Mass Transit bus.

The revelation of the cost of branding the buses led to public outcry with Parliament also asking for further answers on what led to the high cost.  

Pulse.com.gh later confirmed that Smartyys Productions and Management is the company that executed the branding of 116 Bus Rapid Transit Buses(BRT) to the tune of GHS 3,649,044.

Smartyys Productions  is owned by popular actress Selassie Ibrahim who is also the wife of Ibrahim Adam, a former minister of Agriculture under the Rawlings administration.

It later emerged that a pro-forma invoice dated 17th July 2015, and signed by the Accounts Officer of Smarttys Management and Productions and copied to the Ministry of Transport, put the total cost of branding for each bus at Ghc30,420.00.

The Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, has however directed the Attorney General's department ''to review the contract and associated payments''.

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