President Akufo-Addo’s government has re-negotiated and saved over $3 million from the $9m luxury cars that were procured by the Mahama administration, sources close to the government have revealed to Starrfmonline.com.
A source also disclosed that, the original number of 43 vehicles which were ordered was reduced to 34 after several negotiations.
The Mahama administration ordered the supply of 43 specialized vehicles worth more than $9m barely eight days to the handing over of power in 2016.
“We could not abrogate the deal, but the company saw the need for re-negotiation and we were able to make such a huge profit for the country,” the source explained.
The cars are capable of firing rounds of ammunition and are designed to withstand the effects of a hand grenade.
The Akufo-Addo government halted the procurement over the cost implications and suggested they were not adequately informed by the government during the transition period.
The 34 vehicles arrived over the weekend, the source said.