The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Cocoa Board, Joseph Boahen has justified the suspension of all cocoa road projects.
Mr. Boahen’s justification comes after the first Deputy Speaker of Parliament Joe Osei Wusu called for the withdrawal of the suspension.
But. According to Boahen, the suspension will be in place until an audit is concluded in all the contracts awarded under the previous administration.
“Suspension is suspension, we didn’t say that we have cancelled cocoa road projects. What we said was that we have suspended because of a number of reasons. So as its stands the suspension stands,” Mr. Boahen told Starr FM’s Ibrahim Alhassan.
COCOBOD in June this year directed the Ghana Highway Authority to suspend all works on roads in cocoa growing areas.
In a statement issued, the board indicated that the suspension of the projects was to review the rationalization of each of the project.
The brief statement, signed by COCOBOD Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Joseph Boahen Aidoo, highlighted: “This is to inform you that the Board of Directors of Ghana Cocoa Board has directed that work in connection with the above contracts be suspended with immediate effect.”
Some regions that were directly affected by the directive included Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo and Western regions.
Published on 1 August 2017 | 12:10 pm at Source