The New Patriotic Party’s Communications Director, Nana Akomea has dared the government, to publish its value for money audit for the 172 million dollar Kasoa interchange project in the Central Region. 

The 2016 flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party Nana Akufo-Addo earlier this week alleged figures for the Kasoa Interchange, which is to be constructed at the cost of $172 million, "have been bloated". 

“I accept that the government is not building an ordinary interchange. But as I have said, many have expressed deep anxieties about the cost and it is definitely one of the things leading to the perception of corruption in government,” Nana Akufo-Addo stated.

He was the main speaker at the 2nd Aliu Mahama Memorial Lectures at the Banquet Hall, State House, Accra, on December 9, 2014.

The loan was approved by both majority and minority Members of Parliament, who agreed that a value for money audit be conducted. 

Nana Akomea, however says the minority MPs did not have enough time to assess the loan. He believes there is no such audit and is challenging government to prove him wrong.

“This is a huge project [and] a lot of public money is going to go into it [so] the natural thing to do [is] to assure yourself and to assure the public that you have been prudent,” Nana Akomea told Francisca Kakra Forson, on the Midday News on Joy FM, Friday, December 12.

According to him, there was no documentation to that effect when the cost of the project was being debated on the floor of Parliament.

“If there was a value for money audit done, it could have been part of the documentation in Parliament…it doesn’t stop the general citizens from still demanding transparency and accountability.”

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