Hon Kwesi Amoako Atta, the Minister of Roads and Highways, has on Monday, 23rd October 2023, requested the Executive Director of the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) to fully investigate the allegations of bribery in the award of contracts.
The former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Professor Stephen Adei alleged in an interview with TV3 that he has information to the effect that persons seeking road contracts are told: “Road contracts will be given to you, provided you pay 1 million upfront….”
According to the Roads Ministry, these allegations are surprising at the least because the processes leading to the award of road contracts are open, transparent, competitive and in accordance with the law.
“Given that the alleged conduct borders on the commission of crime against the Republic, the Minister of Roads and Highways, Hon. Kwasi Amoako-Attah, has today, 23rd October 2023, requested the Executive Director of the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) to fully investigate the allegations.
“The Ministry wishes to assure the public that it shall cooperate fully and support EOCO in the conduct of its investigation,” a statement issued by the Ministry on Monday October 23 said.