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Red flags over GH¢ 45,000 traffic light project

By Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District Assembly


SOME CONCERNED residents in the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District in the Central Region have raised issues about the amount involved in the mounting of recently inaugurated four traffic lights in the Breman Asikuma township by the District Assembly.

According to the residents, they raised eyebrows over the cost of the project after they compared the cost of fixing the four traffic lights with a similar traffic light project carried out by other district assemblies in some parts of the country.

The residents noted that the Assembly claimed that the four traffic lights with three-bulb traffic indicators cost the Ghanaian taxpayer GH¢ 45,000.00.

The development has compelled some residents in the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District to call on the Economic and Organised Crime Office, Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, Bureau of National Investigations and Office of the Special Prosecutor to investigate the matter.

They mentioned that the cost of the project had become a topic for discussion in the district and many of the residents are calling on the Assembly to come clear on how it used GH¢ 45,000.00 to construct just four traffic lights.

Allegation untrue

Reacting to the allegations, the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa, Mr Isaac Odoom, asked: “How much did the residents tell you that the Assembly spent on the project?

“If you want to do good journalism go and consult any contractor who contracts new traffic lights and ask him the price of constructing new traffic lights before you also come to a conclusion,” Mr Odoom explained.

The DCE went on to add: “I know it is the constituency executives who had lost positions in the just-ended New Patriotic Party constituency executive elections who are making this statement against me in the media.”

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