The Majority Chief Whip and MP for Nsawam Adoagyiri, Frank Annor Dompreh has asked the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) to withdraw and render an unqualified apology on its report made on Nsawam Adoagyiri Municipal Assembly immediately.
He explained that three separate market projects were sanctioned to be built at Nsawam main market, Nsumia and Otu-Kwadwo, of which there was land litigation on the Otu-Kwadwo’s project, therefore was asked to hold on for some time but the remaining projects were all carried out under the instructions of himself and the municipal assembly.
It has emerged that a rural market project at Otu-Kwadjo in the Nsawam Adoagyiri Constituency in the Eastern Region, which was supposed to have been funded and executed with petroleum revenue, does not exist in the specified community.
Details available to the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) show that there was no such project despite information made available by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) that the project has been fully completed at Otu-Kwadjo.
The project was valued at GH¢920,354; out of which GH¢190,707 was sourced from the annual budget funding amount (ABFA).
It includes a storage facility and mechanised boreholes, and was awarded through the Ministry of Special Development Initiatives (MSDI) to Basham Company Limited (BCL) on January 29, 2019, and was expected to be completed after six months.
But PIAC has stated that the project does not exist.
However, Mr. Dompreh says it was wrong on the part of PIAC to publish that monies were paid for market projects under Nsawam Addoagyiri municipal assembly that did not exist.
In his view, PIAC must do the needful by correcting the report and also apologizing to the assembly.