KMA Presiding Member in alleged bribery scandal

A former government appointee of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Francis Dodovi, has petitioned the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to investigate the Presiding Member (PM) and some selected members over bribery and conflict of interest allegations.

Mr Dodovi alleged in his petition that a delegation led by the PM, Abraham Boadi, and the Convener of the Environmental Sub-Committee of the assembly, Nana Yaw Wiredu, were in Accra recently to meet and negotiate with an investor, Alphar Power Company Limited, on behalf of the assembly without recourse to the house.

The petition submitted to CHRAJ last Tuesday in Kumasi further alleged that the meeting was to influence a decision to secure a contract for the investor in the metropolis.

Mr Dodovi’s petition follows an earlier one by some aggrieved members of the assembly and submitted to the Chief Executive Officer of the KMA, Osei Asibey Antwi for action.

The petition alleged that the airfares of the assembly members were paid by the investor along with an amount of GH¢30,000 to the delegation with a promise to add GH¢200,000 later.

In an interview with Graphic Online, Mr Boadi confirmed meeting the investor in Accra at his request but denied the bribery allegation.

He acknowledged that each member of the delegation was offered GH¢500 for transportation on their arrival at the Kumasi International Airport.

“In any case, the meeting was no secret. It was open to all except not all members could make it to Accra. Come to think of it, what kind of contract does Alphar Power want to bride us for GH¢200,000?” he queried.

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