Government has placed a ban on the use of V8 and V6 vehicles by officials effective January 2023.
This was announced by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta during the 2023 budget presentation on Thursday, November 24.
However, the use of such vehicles will be permitted for travels outside Accra.
“A ban on the use of V8s/V6s or its equivalent except for cross-country travel. All government vehicles would be registered with GV green number plates from January 2023,” he said.
Also, the purchase of new vehicles will be restricted to locally assembled ones.
“Limited budgetary allocation for the purchase of vehicles. For the avoidance of doubt, purchase of new vehicles shall be restricted to locally assembled vehicles,” the Minister added.
Mr. Ofori-Atta also announced that fuel coupons for MDAs, MMDAs, and SOEs have been reduced by 50%.
“All MDAs, MMDAs, and SOEs are directed to reduce fuel allocations to Political Appointees and heads of MDAs, MMDAs, and SOEs by 50%.
“This directive applies to all methods of fuel allocation including coupons, electronic cards, chit systems, and fuel depots.
“Accordingly, 50% of the previous year’s (2022) budget allocation for fuel shall be earmarked for official business pertaining to MDAs, MMDAs, and SOEs,” he concluded.