A Deputy Minister of Finance, Kweku Kwarteng has unveiled that government will sell eighty-six (86) Hyundai Galloper vehicles that have been deserted since 2001.
He said government has settled the legitimate difficulties around the vehicles and it is prepared to sell it off.
He stated, “We have gone to take a look at the vehicles. There were issues in court identifying with those vehicles that in the past made it difficult for Customs Service but the government would go ahead to discard those vehicles.”
The vehicles have been relinquished at the Institute of Local Government Studies at Madina in Accra since 2001.
The Minister additionally revealed that, “We are hoping to do that before the year closes. We are all worried that the simple nearness of those vehicles recommend to citizens that their monies won’t be put to great utilize”.
Mr Kwarteng said in spite of the fact that the vehicles are yet to be cleared by the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority, a valuation has been done and the government may experience Customs for them to be sold.
“We feel extremely concerned about it, and it is the reason we are taking steps to ensure that those vehicles are disposed of as soon as possible. The valuation is finished, I’m yet to see the report, but once we know how much the vehicle cost, we may do it through auction or to the extent that those vehicles have not been cleared, so, technically, duties on them have not been paid”, he uncovered.
“We can go under the Customs Act and furthermore discard through auction as outstayed vehicles. The vital thing is to discard the vehicles and get as much incentive as we can on the vehicles.”
The vehicles have not been utilized for their intended purpose 18 years after they were acquired because of difficulties in paying the shippers, African Automobile Limited (AAL).