The management of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has described as a “hoax”, reports that each Assembly member will soon benefit from a brand new saloon car as a result of a deal between the assembly and Hyundai Motors and Investment Ghana.
The reports also suggested that the Assembly intended using the deductions of allowances of each beneficiary to defray the cost of the car (Grand i10).
But the KMA in a statement said “the information is not only misinforming, misleading and fabricated, but also a well-planned attempt to throw dust into the eyes of the public and dent the positive image of the KMA and its Chief Executive in the process.”
The KMA explained that the automobile company only came to showcase its products to the management of the assembly and also informed management that the company sells its cars to credible institutions and individuals on hire purchase basis.
“We wish also to state that Hyundai Motors and Investment Ghana is not the only company that has visited the Assembly to showcase it products in recent times. It will be recalled that Katanka Automobile Company Limited also visited to showcase its products to the assembly some few days ago,” the statement said, adding: “The public must, therefore, take note that the assembly has not entered into any agreement with any company to purchase cars for the elected assembly members of the assembly as it is being purported in the media.”
To this end, the Assembly has appealed to the media to always crosscheck their information before publication so as to avoid “unnecessary tension” and “any further future distortion of information from the Assembly.”