Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako, also known as Chairman Wontumi has disclosed that he buys road contracts to stay in business even though his party is in power.
According to him although his lack of experience in the construction field makes him quite unqualified for road contracts, he questioned why he is not awarded contracts but others like Messrs Jacob, Attachy Construction, and Kofi Job were awarded all the contracts.
Wontumi claimed that the Akufo-Addo led government owes him about GHC100 million for road constructions pre-financed because they have refused to pay him the required 20% mobilization fee for contracts which has accumulated to Ghc100 million indebtedness by the government.
Chairman Wontumi noted that the road construction industry is a capital-intensive one for which he pays 10% to colleague contractors like Akwasi Addai Odike and Kofi Akpaloo to take over contracts awarded them.
He said this while speaking in a meeting with some party activists in Kumasi, the Chronicle newspaper reports.