Former MASLOC CEO refutes ‘spurious, baseless’ claims about her tenure

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Former CEO of the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC), SedinaTamakloe Attionu, says emerging allegations of corruption under her tenure are calculated to malign her achievements.

There have been claims of possible over-pricing of some 350 vehicles for the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU).

The GPRTU has said it did not enter into an agreement with the MASLOC for the supply of the vehicles, despite a contrary report.

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The vehicles have been left to rot as GPRTU refused to pick them up for its members.

The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) has been asked to look into the deal that was allegedly bloated by up to $2 million.

Related: GPRTU deplores MASLOC car deal, urges EOCO probe

“I refute in no uncertain terms these spurious and baseless allegations intended to tarnish my tenure as CEO of MASLOC,” she said in a rebuttal to the claims.

In the lengthy rebuttal with the heading, ‘The True Story of John Mahama’s Support for  the GPRTU & Private Transporters’ Ms Attionu states, “Far from being abandoned because the GPRTU rejected them, the vehicles procured by the NDC’s John Mahama administration through MASLOC are still where they are because after the handing over of the administration of government and MASLOC, on January 7, 2017, the new management of MASLOC has failed or refused to proceed with the processes towards handing over the vehicles to the GPRTU members.

“As Government is a continuum as evidenced by the commissioning of several of President Mahama’s Projects by President Nana Akufo-Addo, the onus lay on the current CEO, Mr Stephen Amoah, to continue the GPRTU project in a seamless manner and take credit for the project, if he so desired.

“However, vilification of my tenure has so consumed him that in pursuing that agenda he has failed to stay focused on his job and has ended up exhibiting gross negligence and dereliction of duty. Having been caught pants down, he now seeks to lay blame on my tenure by concocting stories of vilification.”

Click here to read the full statement released by Ms Sedina Attionu.