- The MCE for Obuasi, Elijah Adansi Bonah, has been called upon to disclose the details of the construction of a fence wall
- According to residents and assemblymen in the area, the wall cost GHC131,959.00.
- Bonah has however denied monies were misspent in the construction of the wall
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Obuasi, Elijah Adansi Bonah, is under pressure to reveal the details involved in the construction of a fence wall.
The wall was constructed at his residence, and is estimated to have cost GHC131,959.00.
This has generated controversy in the area, with the possibility of it escalating after assembly members called for accountability.
A concerned citizen, Kingsford Boakye, popularly known as Piero, on Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem said they were appalled by the incident.
According to him, the assembly rehabilitated a 4-unit classroom block for the Presbyterian Primary School at New Nsuta at a cost of GH₵181,849.08, and constructed a 3-unit KG block and crèche at Sanso for GH₵320,392.00.
Piero added that these, as well as other inflated costs of projects have brought divisions between the MCE and some assembly members.
He went on to say that the assembly members and residents of Obuasi have vowed to ensure the MCE accounts for the money squandered.
Bonah however denied the allegations, insisting that the cost of projects have been well accounted for.
He said there was a cartel at the assembly working assiduously to ensure he is sacked because “I’m not allowing them to have their way”.
He revealed that immediately he was confirmed, a member of the cartel attempted to bribe him.
“When I refused the bribe, they vowed to make Obuasi ungovernable for me so I’m not surprised they are accusing me of squandering cash,” he opined.
As an anti-corruption crusader himself, Adansi Bonah said he was committed to President Akufo-Addo’s fight against corruption and as such, wouldn’t allow anyone to corrupt him.
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