Akufo Addo very hot as Wontumi’s ‘shady’ $45 million COCOBOD contract leaks (Documents)

Documents leaked by Ghanaian-US-based investigative journalist reveals that the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been granted a sweet contract valued at US$45 million by the COCOBOD to construct roads in cocoa growing areas in the country.

Reports from the government organization uncover that the regional chairman, Bernard Antwi-Boasiako aka “Chairman Wontumi” obtained the hefty deal through his company; Hallmark Civil Engineering (HCE).

The amount coated in the deal has sparked a lot of concerns and corruption conspiracy theories because the roads to be designed bitumen roads which are less expensive.

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To some expert in the road construction industry, the deal as a total con of the taxpayer by these individual

According to a report from the Herald notes that they were of the view that if the contract was genuinely awarded, it should not have gone beyond US$10million.

Per the leaked COCOBOD document, the contract was awarded about three weeks ago; specifically on November 12, 2020.

On the Hallmark Civil Engineering, additional documents from the Registrar General’s Department strangely show that the company was only registered in February 2018 and might not have executed a project of this nature, hence has no track record.

Mr Boasiako, according to the document, is the Managing Director(MD) of Hallmark Civil Engineering. The loud-mouth politician is expected to rehabilitate, upgrade, reconstruct in the areas listed in the contract.

The government said the contract must be executed in 24 months. Hallmark Civil Engineering will be expected to complete the construction of the Dadieso-Akontombra road (km. 4.00-26. 30) Awaso- Asawnso (Babiani Jn) in the Western North Region.

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The contract document addressed to Mr Boasiako read “We are pleased to inform you that Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has approved the award of contract for the construction Dadieso-Akontombra road (km. 4.00-26. 30)Awaso- Asawnso (Babiani Jn) in the Western North Region to your company”.

It went on to specify the terms and condition of the contract saying “You are required to sign a contract agreement upon submission of a performance Bond Security for Ten percent (10%) of the contract price issued by a reputable Bank or Thirty percent (30%) of the contract price issued by a reputable insurance company registered with National Insurance Commission and acceptable by to COCOBOD.

Failure to submit the performance security within Twenty-One (21)days from the date of the letter shall constitute sufficient grounds for the annulment of the award of contract”.

Directors for Hallmark Civil Engineering are BernardAntwi-Boasiako and Doris Quainoo with their Tax Identification Number given asP0000792810 and P0007705735 respectively.

The company’s secretary details were given as Constance Wiafe TINas P0001150243 while the auditor is Eddie Nikoi who is into Accounting ConsultancyC0002435365.

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Akufo Addo very hot as Wontumi's 'shady' $45 million COCOBOD contract leaks (Documents)

Akufo Addo very hot as Wontumi's 'shady' $45 million COCOBOD contract leaks (Documents)

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