Member of Parliament for Assin Central the Honourable Kennedy Agyapong has commended Minister of Finance Ken Ofori Atta for being ‘smart’ in delaying payment for contractors.
The NPP lawmaker is of the
opinion that most of the contractors whose money is locked up with government are
aligned with the opposition NDC and are likely to use their money to fund NDC’s
2020 campaign war chest.
The lawmaker said also
lamented that even under the NPP, some contracts are still being given to the
NDC members to execute.
“The NDC has made money and we
are also giving them contract. They made money. When they steal it is paid to
them outside and they dont even bring it here. It is good we are not paying
some of the contractors because the money will go to NDC and they will come and
use the money to fight us. It is something I will commend Ofori Atta on”, Kennedy
Agyapong said in an interview monitored by MyNewsGh.com.
We have not been paid
Road contractors who are owed
over GHC500,000 by the government are fuming over what they say is government’s
refusal to pay them despite claims by President Akufo-Addo that they are being
According to the contractors,
the pressure on them has heightened after President Akufo-Addo claimed he has
paid all contractors during his tour in the Greater Accra region.
“The situation is
unbearable now, nobody believes us again. Because the president is claiming to
have paid all contractors, everyone we owe is coming for their monies. But the
President knows very well that he hasn’t paid all of us so why is he doing that
to us,” one of the unpaid contractors Kwadwo Asomaning told our sister media
The President told wives of
contractors that he has paid their husbands and, so, this year’s Christmas
season would be an enjoyable one.