Bernard Antwi Boasiako, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi is the latest to be fingered in an unending series of alleged nepotism and cronyism.
Chairman Wontumi has come under intense media scrutiny in the last few days as a result of an alleged US$45 million cocoa road project awarded to him by the Ghana Cocoa Board.
Documents sighted online by this portal suggest that an engineering company with Mr Antwi-Bosiako as director, registered in early 2018 under the name Hallmark Civil Engineering Limited, will construct a 23km road in the Western North Region.
The COCOBOD approval letter addressed to the Managing Director of Hallmark Civil Engineering Limited reads: “We are pleased to inform you that Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has approved the award of contract for the Construction of Dadieso-Akontombra Road (km 4.00-26.30), Awaso-Asawinso (Bibiani Jn) Western North Region to your company. Terms of the contract are as follows: Contract Price: Forty-Five Million, One Hundred and Ninety-Nine Thousand, Five Hundred and Twenty Six Dollars, Ninety-Six Cents (US$45,199,526.96). Contract Period: Twenty-Four Calendar Months.”