Maverick politician, Kennedy Agyapong has taken his fight to host of Adom FM’s flagship morning show “Dwaso Nsem” Captain Godsbrain Blessed Smart over his comments about profligate spending by the Director General of the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA), Mr Kwame Owusu.The maritime boss has been a subject public ridicule in the wake of allegations of ‘chop chop’ amidst the over GH¢1million renovated 2-bedroom house he insists befits his status.
At a recent press conference covered by MyNewsGh.com, Mr Kwame Owusu justified his spending and stated that 11 air conditioners as budgeted are even not enough and that they were supposed to be 13 arguing further that the current number fixed in his official house is mediocrity and non-reflective of my status as the maritime authority boss.
“Some Director Generals have a house allocated to them and even a separate Guest House for entertainment and if this Director General or any other Director General of Ghana Maritime Authority who is superintending over the Maritime Industry in Ghana cannot have a four-bedroom or five-bedroom then say it is mediocrity. Twenty Percent of my salary or any other predecessor who come and take over will be paid. Over a period it is going to pay for itself. Each of time to have an air-condition will be 13 so 11 is not even not enough and by the way, we don’t put them all together”, he disclosed”
Captain Smart who questioned the decision to procure 13 air conditioners on his show had the controversial lawmaker to contend with because the embattled Director-General is said to be his darling boy.
He spilled the beans that Captain Smart himself is indebted to him because he purchased 14 air conditioners from him (Kennedy Agyapong) for his house questioning his morality in demanding same from Mr Kwame Owusu.
’Captain Smart says why should the GMA boss build the house and start with 11 air conditioners. Captain Smart, how many air conditioners did you buy on credit from me? 14 air conditioners. Captain Smart, what is your level of education, what successful life have you lived that you will build a house and install 14 air conditioners and you tend to question a whole chartered accountant of 30 years plus standing who is building a house for the company and installed with 11 air conditioners and you are making this ‘stupid’ noise all over the place. ’he revealed in his usual style.