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Bolga-Bawku road: Johnson Ayine questions motive of contractor; suggests he may be in bed with NDC

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Johnson Ayine, a member of the NPP’s Regional Communication Team, argues that the consultant, contractor, and the opposition National Democratic Congress may be involved in a sinister conspiracy.

While he stated that it was unclear to him why there would be such an alliance, the posturing of the NDC, suggests there may have been a collusion somewhere.

“Now, the question to the consultant and the contractor of the project is; if you are having problems, like what Abdallah is saying, who are the first people for you to contact? Is he not the head of the Department of the Ministry in the region; the Highways Engineer and the Minister? Why would you say that you would want to share information with the opposition party? Are they the people to talk for you to be paid if it is about money? Look at the way they [NDC] is talking; we have this information, we have this letter and the have this and that.”

When asked if that suggests the opposition NDC may have spoken and collected documents from the contractor and consultant, Mr. Ayine said, “yes, it suggests that. I won’t hide it from you. It suggests that.”

Mr. Ayine said this when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show. His comments were in relation to the current development on the Bolgatanga-Bawku road. 

Queiroz Galvao MI, the Brazilian contractor working on the Bolgatanga-Bawku-Pulmakom Road in the Upper East Region has packed out of the site.  

When A1 Radio’s News team visited portions of the road where the contractor worked,  Friday, February 10, 2023, it was clear that the contractor had packed all the firm’s equipment and left the site. 

Though the Upper East Regional Road and Highways Directorate is yet to comment on the matter, a deep-throat source who spoke to Moses Apiah explained that the contractor’s abrupt leave could be attributed to the inability of the government to disburse monies for work to continue. 

Mr. Ayine insisted that the contractor erred by not informing the Upper East Regional Minister and the Upper East Regional Director for the Ghana Highways Authority about his intention to pack out of site. 

“If you are having challenges, put them in the picture. If the whole Regional Highways Engineer is not aware of you leaving the site, [then there’s a problem],” he said. 

In response to the claims of redundancy by the contractor made by Jonathan Abdallah Salifu, the Upper East Regional Communication Officer of the NDC, Mr. Ayine explained that such layoffs are inevitable. He added that as road construction progresses on a particular stretch, less and less staff is needed to complete the project.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana




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