Dzifa Aku Attivor’s resignation follows concerns raised over a controversial re-branding and spraying of some 116 MMT Buses procured by government to improve transportation in the country’s major cities.
A statement signed by her special assistant Egypt Kudoto said “Hon. Mrs. Dzifa Attivor, Minister of Transport wishes to inform the good people of Ghana that, as the Minister with oversight responsibility for the activities of the Metro Mass Transit (MMT). She has tendered in her resignation as Minister due to the current issues surrounding the branding of the 116 buses.
The statement also said Dzifa Attivor expressed appreciation to the party for the opportunity offered her to serve, first as a Deputy Minister of Transport under the late John Evans Atta Mills, and later as the Substantive Minister.
“Mrs. Attivor also wishes to thank the President sincerely for the honour to serve in his government. She has already communicated this decision to His Excellency President John Dramani Mahama through the Chief of Staff, Mr. Julius Debrah.”
Probe Into Buses Re-branding Saga
The Chief of Staff Julius Debrah, following the massive public outcry against the significant amount that was used for the re-branding the buses, ordered the AG to probe the matter and furnish his office with her findings.
The AG submitted her report on Tuesday.
Smarttys Productions, the company which won the contract to rebrand the buses is yet to officially comment on the matter but industry experts say the amount charged by the company, owned by a known activist of the ruling party, is outrageous.