The problem is Ken Agyapong’s big mouth and selfishness

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But for his incessant self-preening and shameless appropriation of the political establishment of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the obsessive enhancement of his morbid acquisitiveness, the awarding of the GH? 100 Million streetlight supplying contract to a company called Imperial World Ventures, reportedly owned by one of the several known wives of Mr Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, the NPP’s Member of Parliament for Assin-Central, in the Central Region, would not be such a big deal (See “Energy Minister Justifies GH? 100 Million Streetlight Contract to Ken Agyapong’s Wife). It would not be such a big deal because even as the Energy Minister, Mr John Peter Amewu, tells us, Act 663, Section 38B, of the Constitution allows the Government to select some of its suppliers via a process called “Restricted Tender.”

Now, I don’t know what restricted tender means but the term clearly appears to refer to the right of the Government to pick a handful of firms of proven capability and then decide from its shortlist which of these select few it deems to be best qualified for the job or project at stake. Such a process, of course, gives room for favouritism in the conduct of the people’s business. But, of course, if it has been written into law and has been practised since the inception of our Fourth-Republican Constitution or 1992 by both major political parties in the country, then my good guess is that we are quite safe to conclude that there is absolutely nothing wrong with the same. What makes this particular subject of discourse or contract a little different, and which I have every good reason to believe prompted Mr Amewu to promptly issue his public defence of Mrs Agyapong’s

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