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Contractors demand apology from Minister  

botchway August 13, 2019


From Sebastian R. Freiku, Kumasi 

The Contractors Union-Ghana is demanding an unqualified apology from the Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr. Simon Osei Mensah, for allegedly making disparaging remarks about members of the union.

Simon Osei Mensah, speaking in an interview with Angel FM, a local radio station in Kumasi on August 1, 2019, is said to have urged contractors who feel they are unable to independently source funds to complete government projects to forfeit them to those who are willing to do so.

But the contractors say the Minister’s comments are “very unfortunate, distasteful and disrespectful, to say the least, and we wish to express our disappointment in the Minister.”

As a result, Akoa Kofi Owusu Achiaw, on behalf of the Contractors Union of Ghana, in a statement, is demanding an unqualified apology from Simon Osei Mensah, as soon as possible.

He noted that the demand for an apology is premised on the knowledge that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government would not condone the use of invectives against law-abiding and tax-paying investors.

According to Akoa Kofi Owusu Achiaw, who is the Founder of the Progressive Contractors Association, indicated that the membership of the union would advise itself if the Minister fails to do the needful.

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