Even though Presidential Press Secretary Kwabena Agyapong says that public discussion of President Kufuor' recently acquired bullet-proof 4WD vehicles should not be allowed because according to him it borders on national security, today's information technology age has made it possible for your authoritative 'Ghana Palaver' to access all the information on the cost as well as all the other details about the bullet-proof Toyota Landcruisers.
The two bullet-proof vehicles cost a total of .230,000 or US$280,000, excluding the airfreight which the other print media put at ?78,000 and all other charges. The Company that deals in the vehicles is Bukkehave, the same Company that supplied two similar vehicles to the Kufuor Government in 2002.
The Company deals in four main categories of armoured vehicles: (i) Mitsubishi Pajero 2.8 GLX 5-door 4WD Armoured. (ii) Ford Explorer XLS 4.OL 4WD Aut. Armoured. (iii) Toyota Landcruiser HZJ105STD Armoured 4WD (iv) Toyota Landcruiser HZJ105GXArmoured 4WD.
The Mitsubishi Pajero and the Ford Explorer are available from the Company's stock in Port Everglades, USA. The Toyota Landcruisers are available from the Company's stock in Svendborg, Denmark.
Since Kufuor's vehicles were imported from Denmark, as was the 2002 consignment, it stands to reason that they are Toyota Landcruisers. The Toyota Landcruiser HZJ105 STD Armoured 4wd IS priced at .110,000.00 ex Svendborg, Denmark, whilst the Toyota Landcruiser HZJ105 GX Armoured 4WD is priced at .120,000.00 Ex Svendborg, Denmark. Bukkehave's address is 'Bukkehave A/S, Norgesvej 2, P. O. Box 140, 5700 Svendborg, Denmark'. Their address in the USA is 'Bukkehave, Inc. P O Box 13143 Port Everglade, 1850 Eller Dr. Suite 402, Fort Landerdale, Florida, 33316, USA.'