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Motorbikes presented to Assembly members in 2012 were not purchased by ex Prez. Kufuor – Hon. Emmanuel Agyekum

Former Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, under the erstwhile Mahama administration Emmanuel Kwadwo Agyekum has refuted claims that motorbikes presented to Assembly members in 2012 were bought by former President John Agyekum Kufuor.

He was reacting to the allegation made by Presiding Member of Ejura Municipal Assembly, Mustapha Adams that motorbikes given to assembly members in 2012 were purchased by the ex-President, just that time did not permit them to distribute.

Reacting to the claim in an interview with host Henry Lord on Ejura based Naagyei FM, Hon. Emmanuel Agyekum stated that the claims are palpably false.

“I was the deputy Local Government Minister and I can state on all authority that the motorbikes presented in 2012 were not purchased by ex-President Kufuor. The motorbikes were not even bought from one supplier so you’ll realize that the motorbikes are not the same brand. This is easily verifiable, checks will reveal the identity of the suppliers and the procurement processes that was done. Let’s set the records straight and stop doing unnecessary partisan politics.”

Meanwhile, the Ejura-Sekyedumase Municipal Chief Executive, Hon Salisu Bamba on Wednesday presented 60 motorbikes to assembly member to facilitate their work in their various electoral areas.

He cautioned them to desist from the practice of selling off the motorbikes purchased for them by the government as has been the case in the past.

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