Chairman Wontumi, Ashanti Regional Chairman of the incumbent New Patriotic Party, has asserted that his inability to complete road projects in the Ashanti Region is due to lack of funds in the central government.
“The work I funded, the government hasn’t paid us yet because there is no money. If the government pays me for the work I have done, then I will also pay my debtors and return to the site,” Mr Bernard Antwi Boasiako who has funded some road construction projects across the country revealed on Kumasi-based Akoma FM.
According to Chairman Wontumi, his outfit cannot be blamed for the dusty nature of Kumasi inner roads in the wake of numerous calls by residents for the government to abrogate the contract awarded him due to his influence in the Akufo-Addo government.
“I am not the one to release funds for the construction. The Finance Minister is responsible for releasing the funds so I will not take the blame. The government has just appointed his Ministers for vetting, let’s pray they do things in a hurry and the Finance Minister will give me money to complete the work for you.”
Prior to the December 7 polls, Chairman Wontumi argued that the President had secured funds from IMF to make first-class road networks in the Ashanti Region.
He appealed to the electorates particularly those in Ashanti Region to vote massively to retain Nana Akufo-Addo to ensure full completion of every project the government has already started for the people.
Stressing on why H.E Nana Addo must be retained, he observed that should the people change their mind and vote for NDC being led by former President John Dramani Mahama, all projects started by the NPP in the region will be brought to an end.