The policy adviser of the Progressive People's Party (PPP), Kofi Asamoah-Siaw expressed shock at the $13.9 million cost for the construction of the vice-presidential residence, stating it is an insult to the Ghanaian citizenry.
According to him, it would be better to implement policies to stop the overspending of the country's funds on such projects rather attempting to investigate the contract.
He was speaking to Citi FM's Eye Witness news when he opined that an investigation into the contract would only lead to a cover-up.
"We [the PPP] will not call for an investigation because we think an investigation is a tool to cover-up. What we want are policies to prevent this from happening again in the future. what we want are policies that prevent this from happening again in the future," he said.
He further stated, "the reason why we don’t want to put too much emphasis [on an investigation] is that you go round in circles and when you finish, you come and put the document before the Attorney General of the Republic. If she doesn’t have the political will to prosecute a member of the political class or elite, nothing will change."
Since Vice-President Bawumia first made the revelation about the cost for the project, there have been numerous calls for investigations into the contract.
Nana Akomea, the Communications Director for the New Patriotic Party also indicated that the government had launched an investigation into the matter.
However, Asamoah-Siaw said that it would be more prudent to implement policies that would ensure such issues never occurred.
He noted these revelations form part of the cycle of smear campaigns by the NPP and the NDC against each other, when one party sits on the seat of government.
He also said that this revelation proved the lack of consideration on the part of government officials, giving Ghana's economic standing, who cared not about the country's stability but only of their self-interests.