Zyle Daewoo HQ, manufacturers of Daewoo buses has dismissed claims by social media commentator, Keyvin Taylor that it’s local agent inflated the cost of Daewoo buses sold to the Transport Ministry for onward distribution to Metro Mass Transit (MMT).
Kelvin Taylor has wildly claimed in a Facebook video that the Government of Ghana was shortchanged by the local representatives of Daewoo when the Transport Ministry acquired the buses.
He referenced global E-Commerce platform Alibaba as his source.
The claim of Kelvin Taylor was followed by a petition by a dismissed Security Coordinator MMT Limited, Lawal La Fuseini to CHRAJ demanding that the Minister for Transport, Chief of Staff and other persons at MMT be investigated.
The claims by Kelvin Taylor and Lawal Fuseini has been dismissed by Zyle Daewoo HQ.
Below is the full statement signed by the company’s Regional Manager, Overseas Division, T.K. Kim
RE: Daewoo Bus Price
The attention of Zyle Daewoo Commercial Vehicle has been drawn on a social media publication to the effect that our representative in Ghana GH-Daewoo has been implicated for overpricing the cost of our bus models GL6127HK and GDW6121HK for US$175,000 each instead of $75,000 as it purportedly shown on Alibaba website. We would like to state for the followings in order to understand the situation more correctly.
We would like to point out some issues why the broadcasting has not reflected the following facts;
The Guilin GDW6121HK model displayed on Alibaba is just a sample price and lowest and standard price in order to tempt the customer.
There is no specification fixed. It is an ideal price with no adding option price There is no trade terms such as EXW, FOB, CIF etc. It has to be discussed when the actual order made. It is only EXW price.
There is another model such as GL6127 (please see below) the price range $75,000-$135,000 on Alibaba. It really shows there will be differences by specification and price with option. Our exporting models to GH (GDW6121HK and GL6127HK) includes many Korean parts such as E/G, T/M, Clutch etc., we Zyle Daewoo HQ supplied to Gulin for assembly.
Meanwhile, the Alibaba price is based on only all Chinese components. There is no mention about Warranty condition, and training and PDI, parts and dealer margin for additional cost to be included.
We, Zyle Daewoo HQ state categorically that we sold the models GL6127HK and GDW6121HK to our Distributor GH DAEWOO MOTORS LTD. In Ghana at cost of US$175,000 per unit.
We strongly issue a disclaimer and repudiate the claim by Kevin Taylor that our models GL6127HK and GDW6121HK should have been sold for $75,000.
Please check below website (Alibaba) www.alibaba.com/product-detail/55-seats-luxury-comfortable-bus-price_1293767040.html?spm=a2700.7724838.2017115.1.7928adfVQFL8L
Counting on your cooperation
T.K. Kim/Regional Manager
Overseas Business Division