Government would soon be forced into paying another Judgment Debt following nonpayment of Electronic Stretcher Vans the National Sports Authority (NSA) purchased from a private company in 2009.
In times of injuries during football matches, the electronic stretcher van is used to carry footballers and other sportsmen off the field.
The importer of the vans, K. Badu Agro Chemicals Company Limited, has on several occasions, drawn the attention of the NSA to have proper negotiation if they so wish to keep the vans but this has yielded no results.
Peacefmonline.com has intercepted documents which indicate that the NSA entered into a contract with the company in the run-up to the CAN 2008 tournament.
A letter by the then Chief Executive of the NSA, Prince Ernest Oduro-Mensah to K. Badu Agro chemical Company Limited, made it clear that the use of the electronic vans during the tournament would enhance the image of Ghana.
Till then, the NSA was hiring the vans from the company and agreed to pay GH125 per the use of the vans for the tournament. But K. Badu Agro Chemical Limited in letter dated September 9, 2009, informed the NSA of its intention to sell the vans outright at the cost of $20.000 per unit.
Documents in possession of Peacefmonline.com further indicate that the NSA agreed to purchase the eight vans at a total cost of $160,000.00.
However, K. Badu Agro Chemical Company has not received a dime from the NSA since 2009.
Several letters written to the NSA went unanswered until the management of K. Badu Agro Chemical Limited fired a warning of going to court.
Madam Alice Attipoe, Acting Director General of the NSA, in a letter dated September 8, 2012 to the company, apologized for the delays in paying for the cans.
Interestingly, after that apology the NSA has done nothing to redeem itself, forcing the company to commence court process.
In an interview with Peacefmonline.com , an official from the NSA revealed that it was unfortunate K. Badu Agro Chemical Limited company is being treated this way.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, he stated that those who are supposed to bring the company to the table are not helping at all.
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