The National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it will petition the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) to investigate the circumstances surrounding the commissioning of the Akotombra Rice Factory.
The President, on September 5 opened the ¢6.7 million facility at Sefwi Akontombra as part of his tour of the Western North Region.
But the party’s regional wing suspects foul play regarding the amount said quoted by the government adding that this could be “a daylight robbery of the people’s cash.”
“It is worthy of note that the singular most expensive thing there is the Husker machine which even doesn’t cost more than $185,000 which is equivalent to ¢1,110,000.00. Even if the two warehouses should cost ¢500,000 each and the administration block costing ¢300,000 and ¢200,000 for the canteen with the land and its documentation costing ¢300,000, it still won’t amount to the amount quoted to be the cost of the project.
“If we are to even add a ¢90,000 cost of a generator plant to the cost, this will amount to a total cost of ¢3m and not ¢6.7m. We have the quoted price for the Husker in our hands,” the Western Regional Communications Bureau said.
A press release signed by Sam Jerome said the party will subsequently write officially to the Special Prosecutor to trigger a probe into the matter.
“We are appealing to the Office of the Special Prosecutor to begin an immediate investigation into this allegation,” the NDC added.