Ghana’s Transport Minister Dzifa Attivor has resigned voluntarily over the GHS3.6 million bus branding scandal. She tendered her resignation on Tuesday December 22, 2015.
She conveyed her resignation to the President through the Chief of Staff Julius Debrah.Her personal assistant Egypt Kudoto told the media on Wednesday that Mrs Attivor resigned upon sober reflection.
Mr Kudoto said Mrs Attivor’s resignation is not an admission of guilt on her part as far as the inflation of the contract for the branding of 116 intra-city buses for the Bus Rapid Transit is concerned.
Chief of Staff Julius Debrah asked the Attorney General to stop the contract and review it. Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong submitted her report to the presidency on Wednesday.
The Minority in Parliament and the opposition New Patriotic Party as well as anti-graft agencies raised eyebrows over the budget for the branding of the buses with the portraits of all three former presidents as well as that of the current President.