Judgement Debt Scent At NSA... As It Refuses To Pay For Vans Purchased

The National Sports Authority (NSA) is gradually pushing the government into another Judgement Debt situation, following its failure to pay for Electronic Stretcher Vans it purchased from a private company 2009.

The stretchers are the vans viewers of television see carrying footballers and other sportsmen off the filed in times of injury during events.

The supplier of the electronic vans, K. Badu Agro Chemicals Company Limited, is ready to drag the NSA to court because of its inability to pay for eight of the vans in its custody since 2008.

Hitherto, the NSA was hiring the vans from the company but entered into an agreement to buy them from the company.

Documents in possession of The Enquirer indicate that the NSA entered into a contract with the company in the run-up to the CAN 2008 tournament.

The NSA agreed to pay GH125 per the use of the vans for the tournament.

In fact, 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.

However, 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.

The documents 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 that it agreed to purchase the eight vans.

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, since that apology the NSA has done nothing to redeem itself, forcing the company to commence court process.

An official of the NSA in a fit of anger told The Enquirer yesterday that it was unfortunate that the company was being treated like.

According to him, while acknowledging budgetary difficulties, those who are supposed to bring the company to the table are not helping at all.

The official, who spoke to The Enquirer, on condition of anonymity, said that the company had been patient enough for the NSA.

He told The Enquirer that even top officials had responded to some of the letters from the company, the problem would have degenerated into the kind of anger now.

The Enquirer