NSS GH¢150 vehicle auction raises eyebrows

An intercepted a document covering the valuation and sale of some vehicles belonging to the National Service Scheme (NSS).

The over 24 vehicles which are over seven years old have all been earmarked by a state valuer to be auctioned.

Investigations have revealed that the vehicles which are being sold between Gh¢150 and Gh¢30,000 are to be auctioned to staff of the organisation.

The 10-page document intercepted from the office of the President and signed by the acting Executive Director of the National Service Scheme, Dr. Kpessa Whyte, covers brands such as Toyota, Nissan, VW Passat, Isuzu, Mahindra Bolero, Suzuki Jeep, Ford and Land Rover.

The value placed on some of the vehicles raises a lot of questions. For instance, a 1998 Land Rover 110 with registration number; GR 4536P without an engine, gearbox, radiator and brakes is being sold for GH¢150 while a 1987 model Ford L800 with registration number; GV 4279 C is going for GH¢30,000.

The documents also revealed that a 2008 model Land Cruiser with registration number GN 1425 Z with engine and gear box would be auctioned for GH¢12, 000.

A 2007 model Toyota Hilux with registration number GT5541/GV 58814 whose engine needs servicing and has a defective power steering motor among others is going for GH¢6, 000 while another 2007 model Toyota Hilux with registration number GT 5561 Y has also been valued at GH¢6, 400.

A 2004 model of the same vehicle registered GT 3744V with a defective engine and gear box is also going under the hammer for Gh¢3,500.

Two 2006 model Nissan Primeras registered GV 571-14/GW 5108X and GW 5161 X ; both with weak engines, gear boxes, and shafts are valued at Gh¢2,000 each.

A 2008 model Mahindra Bolero registered GV 451 Z with a defective engine and gear box among others is also going for GH¢2,000.

Meanwhile, Starr News’ Ibrahim Alhassan who has visited the NSS Secretariat reports that the said auction has, however, been put on hold.

NSS boss Dr. Kpessah-Whyte explained that the secretariat cannot be sure when new vehicles could be made available hence the suspension.


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