Pwalugu dam: Suspend project; it’s a rip off – Minority

The minority in Parliament (MP) has called on the government to suspend the construction of the Pwalugu Multipurpose dam and disclose the process of procurement.  

 At a press conference held in Accra on Tuesday, 5 February 2020, the minority described the cost of the project as “inflated and padded cost.”

 Addressing the pressmen, the minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu said: “We are demanding that if this government believes in transparency, and value for money, they [should] make us know how the procurement process was undertaken. We are not against the people [beneficiary communities]. We are concerned about the cost of the irrigation and power facility.”

 “[The current price is] three times [that of] Bui, three times best practices, three times the established figures globally, and it can only be four times padded with fraud, and we state as a Minority that we will not accept this,” he added.

Continuing, Mr Iddrisu noted that “no one should expect” that the minority will “be part of any process to give approval to this because it is a complete rip-off.”