Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has thrown cold water on the promise of Acting National Chairman of the NPP, Freddie Blay, to provide one bus for each constituency office of the party.
According to Kennedy Agyapong, though the idea may sound very good, it cannot be successfully implemented.
He explained that if the buses will be given out as gifts, there will be no problem but making them a revenue generation avenue for the constituencies will not work.
“I have not heard about it but those at the constituencies how better have they been able to run their lives? Common pick-up vehicles they are unable to manage them properly how much buses…allow us some breathing space,” he disclosed on Adom TV’s Badwam on Tuesday.
Mr Kennedy Agyapong who described Freddie Blay as is his senior pointed out that it does not make any business sense for him to engage in such a venture.
“The executives won’t be able to maintain the buses. I would rather urge him to invest the money in other things. It won’t work, Freddie Blay was my senior in school but I will tell him this is not a good business idea as a business minded person,”.he insisted.
“If he wants to dash the vehicles to them I agree but to give a vehicle to 17 executives to run as a transport business is not going to work. I know them than my clothes I am worrying,” he stated.
It would be recalled that Mr Freddie Blay on Accra-based Asempa FM, promised he was gifting the buses is for each constituency to help them raise funds for operations at the local level.
“I am supplying buses to all the constituency branches of the NPP. Each constituency will receive a bus from me personally for commercial purposes just to raise money for party activities.”
When he was asked where he will get the money to purchase the buses, he said: “When you are resourceful, you will be able to do that. You don’t need to do that from your own pockets, no, you can’t do it that way; as a politician, you need to be resourceful and be able to raise funds for activities of such kind,” he reportedly was quoted promising on the show.
There have been varying reactions to the viability of the promise and whether it will serve its intended purpose by a section of the party.