Anator Holdings Kweku Baako blasts gov't over new Woyome contract

Mr Baako said the award of the contract ought not to have happened considering the fact that Mr Woyome illegally took GHC51 million from the state and he is reneging on paying after the Supreme Court had asked him to pay.

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Veteran journalists Kweku Baako has slammed the award of a GHC35 million government contract to embattled businessman Alfred Woyome.

Mr Baako said the award of the contract ought not to have happened considering the fact that Mr Woyome illegally took GHC51 million from the state and he is reneging on paying after the Supreme Court had asked him to pay.

READ MORE: Here are the documents on Woyome's GH₵35m contract with government

Mr Baako "said unless this is like a rescue operation" to enable Mr Woyome to get some money to be able to pay his debt, the new contract is "indigestible" and an insult to our intelligence.

"It's an insult to our intelligence as a people. It ought not to happen. It’s an assault on our sensibilities and sensitivities, he said on Joy FM's Newsfile Saturday.

"It’s a wrong policy decision; it ought not to be taken at all in the first place. Some discretion, some caution, some vigilance will tell you don’t touch this one at this time," he added.

Mr Baako's outburst came after OccupyGhana released documents showing the GHC35 million agreement between Anator holdings, a company Mr Woyome is the executive chairman, and the Government of Ghana.

He described Anator holdings as one of the stumbling blocks for the state's inability to recover the GHC 51 million paid to Mr Woyome.

"Is that the only company that can do this business, come on, some level of discretion is important, you avoid this company and this gentleman for now. There are thousands of other companies," he lamented.

READ MORE: OccupyGhana: Abrogate Woyome's new contract

OccupyGhana has also the government to blacklist Mr Woyome from winning government contract.

“In this case, Mr. Woyome is someone who owes the state and he has to refund that money back to the state and until that is done; we don’t think [the] government should be working with him," a leading member of the pressure group, Nana Sarpong, said.

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