Information gathered backed by documents have proven that National Procurement Authority has approved the procurement of some one thousand (1000) tricycles by MASLOC even though the cost of these tricycles have been inflated above comprehension.
According to document available to this paper which was signed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MASLOC, Madam Sedina Christine Tamakloe Attionu to the National Procurement Authority, dated May 4, 2016 the Centre was to procure these specialized motorized tricycles through Restricted Tendering Method and for that matter has chosen some three firms including Chrisjoe Company Limited, Spell Trust Limited and IEL Logistics Limited to do the supply.
However, for the 1000 tricycles to be procured, MASLOC per the document we are having indicated that, the 1000 tricycles will cost GH¢10,000,000 (Ten million Ghana Cedis).
Interestingly, checks conducted in the open market indicate that a tricycle costs GH¢5000.
Some staff of MASLOC who got wind of this development were taken by surprise as to the turn of events and could not hide their frustration at the way and manner the CEO is managing the affairs of the Centre.
What surprised many the most is the fact that, thousands of such tricycle should even attract a bulk purchase discount which means the prices quoted by MASLOC for the purchase of these tricycles have intentionally and willingly inflated to fatten peoples’ pockets.