The Ministry of Roads and Highways has requested an investigation into allegations of organized crime in the award of road contracts.
The allegations were made by Prof. Stephen Adei, a former Rector of GIMPA, in an interview with TV3 last Friday.
Prof. Adei alleges that persons seeking road contracts are told: “Road contracts will be given to you, provided you pay 1 million upfront…”
A press statement signed by the Public Affairs unit of the Ministry on Monday has denied the allegations, stating that “the processes leading to the award of road contracts are open, transparent, competitive and in accordance with the law”.
However, the Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr Kwasi Amoako-Attah, has requested the Executive Director of the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) to fully investigate the allegations.
The Ministry has assured the public that it will cooperate fully and support EOCO in the conduct of its investigation.
The outcome of the investigation is expected to be made public in due course.
Richard Aniagyei, ISD