The Tema-based firm says the vehicles were bought for the Black Stars as a gift and has nothing to do with the government
An auto firm Tanink Ghana has said it bought the 30 Grand Cherokees for the Black Stars as a gift for their performance at the Africa Cup of Nations.
A section of the Ghanaian public is incensed over the issue, accusing the government of Ghana for spending so much on the team when the nation is reeling in erratic power crisis.
According to Tanink Ghana CEO Roger Klogo it arranged with its partners to buy the vehicles for each player of the team hence the government had no hand in it.
“I want to say Tanink did present all those cars to the Black Stars and we did it together with our partners but without any government involvement. No government involvement at all,” Klogo told Accra-based Joy FM.
The franchise holders of Chrysler, Jeep, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Iveco, among other car models in Ghana said the jeeps were donated to the Black Stars under a special tax arrangement with the Government of Ghana.
The four-time African champions came second at the Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea.