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GHC80,000 Chevrolets sold to NDC ‘celebs’ at GHC20,000



The former Public Relations Officer of Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG), Michael Ola, has mentioned a tall list of Ghanaian celebrities in the creative arts industry who have received vehicles from the Mahama-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) government.

A Chevrolet which is being sold on the market to the tune of $20,000 (GH¢80, 000) is sold to these NDC celebrities at a drastically reduced price of between GH¢20, 000 and GH¢25,000.

‘If you google, a brand new Chevrolet is sold at $20,000, the cars are sold to the celebrities between GH¢20,000 and GH¢25,000, but the prices of manufacturing dates differ,’ he explained.

The car loans which according to him, is part of a programme by the Creative Arts Ministry and Masloc are sold to the celebrities at cheaper prices.

Mr. Ola said the cars were given to the celebrities after part payment of GH¢10.000 were made, saying the rest of the amount would be paid in installment.

Disclosing beneficiaries of the programme on Abusua FM’s Abusua Entertainment hosted by Austine Woode, he said the beneficiaries applied and the Masloc gave them the cars.

According to him, some unnamed persons have pledged to settle the rest of the bills at a later date for six celebrities.

He disclosed that the list of actors and musicians who have received some of the vehicles include veteran musician Nana Ampadu, Wayoosi, Mike Afranie, Sherifa Gunu, gospel singer Rev. Yaw Yawson, Tagoe Sisters, popular movie producer Asare Bediako and others.

He could not confirm if Bill Asamoah and Naana Hayford are recipients of the cars, saying the ministry dashed the car to Wayoosi without applying because he is bedridden.

‘Yeah its true, we started working with Masloc around 2005 or so, in which most people received car loans, we used to see Masloc cars in town, that was when the work and pay system was introduced, petty traders who lacked collateral to access loans from the banks were also supported by Masloc, …this same facility has been there since President Kufour’s regime.

So those in the creative arts industry were also considered as petty traders, due to this those who lacked the resources to buy cars were given car loans, such as Nana Ampadu after all his contributions to the music industry. It wouldn’t be appropriate for him to board commercial vehicle (trotro), so they applied and they were given cars based on deposits and the rest of the money would be paid in installments,’ he explained.

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Revealed: Why UK freed Nayele Ametefe after serving 3 years of her 8-year jail time



Nayele Ametefe jailed 8 years

Drug Queen Nayele Ametefe has been released from jail having served only three years out of her 8 and a half years sentence for narcotics peddling and trafficking.

We learnt she was released days ago on parole for showing extraordinarily good behaviour throughout her 3 years in prison, even though she has 5 and a half years to go.

Parole is a temporary release of a prisoner who agrees to certain conditions before the completion of the maximum sentence period, originating from the French ‘parole’.

The Ghanaian who also hold an Austrian passport pleaded guilty to carrying 12 kilos of cocaine to the United Kingdom was been sentenced to eight years, eight months’ imprisonment.

Nayele Ametefe was sentenced on her own plea by the Isleworth Crown Court in London. The sentence was discounted because of her early guilty plea. Nayele appeared in court well dressed and looked indifferent when the sentence was handed down on her head.

The prosecutors told the court Nayele had $23,000 and an additional 6,000 Pounds in her handbag when she was arrested. The money was payment for her courier services.

According to the prosecutors, Nayele Ametefe was carting the cocaine to South America. Her travel itinerary, the court was told indicated that she was leaving the United Kingdom two days after her arrival, for the Dominican Republic.

The 12 kilograms of cocaine was, therefore, not meant to be consumed in the UK.

In his submission for mitigation, lawyer for Nayele told the court she came from an underprivileged home and married a spare parts dealer at Ghana’s famous spare-parts market, Abossey Okai.

She has three children, the first being 16 years old. Her marriage broke down and she has been a single mother.

According to the lawyer, Nayele came into contact with powerful people in 2004 and her life changed dramatically. She travelled extensively with influential people as their companion.

The lawyer said Nayele has remained connected to powerful people in authority who are currently in power in Ghana.

She was forced by circumstances to engage in transporting drugs to support her newly attained high-class lifestyle and to take care of her three children, the lawyer said.

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