Kudadzi addressing the press
The Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abram (KEEA) Municipal Spatial Planning Committee has debunked allegations that the 2016 presidential candidate of Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, constructed a number of projects, including a university in the area, without the necessary building permits.
According to management of the assembly, Dr Nduom applied for building permits in 2014 and submitted the documents and drawings of the university to a technical officer and the acting Building Inspector of the assembly, Emmanuel Blankson.
Briefing the press at Elmina over the weekend, the Municipal Environmental Officer, Alex Damptey, stated that Dr Nduom paid assessment fee of GH¢22,000 to Mr Blankson, stressing that the revenue cashier of the assembly, Kwashie Rufus Kudadzi issued a receipt to that effect.
He said the payment did not reflect in the books of the assembly, which compelled the assembly to report the matter to the police for further investigations.
He disclosed that the assembly had also established a committee to investigate the matter, adding that it would examine the cash books and receipt books in the custody of the revenue cashier in collaboration with the police.
It would be recalled that the issue became topical in the run-up to the 2016 general elections.
The issue went viral on social media, but the assembly did not immediately comment on it.
From Sarah Afful, Elmina