Agona West MP reacts to Chronicle story

From David Allan Paintsil, Cape Coast

MP for Agona West, Mr. Samuel Obodai

The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Agona West Constituency, Mr. Samuel Obodai, has reacted to a publication in The Chronicle on Monday, to the effect that the Agona West Municipal Assembly was on his heels for an amount of GH¢25,000 meant for a library project.

Speaking to the paper after the publication on Wednesday, Mr. Obodai said the story was misplaced, in the sense that the project the assembly was talking about was now being executed at Agona Nyarkrom, while the amount involved was more than GH¢25,000.

He therefore, denied ever pocketing any amount of money from Highly Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) benefit, as was discussed at the assembly meeting.

He said some faceless people in the assembly had taken it upon themselves to derail his ambition to go to parliament for a third time and corrected the impression created by his detractors that he had been in parliament for the past 12 years.

Mr. Obodai said he had his first parliamentary appearance in 2001, and has been to parliament three times, but not yet spent 12 years.

It would be recalled that the paper published that the Agona West Municipal Assembly had initiated a process to retrieve an amount of GH¢25,000 deposited in the account of the legislator during New Patriotic Party (NPP) era for a project, and that land has was not ready at the time the money was paid into his account.

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