General News of Tue, 6 Nov 201816
Ghana Maritime boss blows over GHc66k on kitchen cabinet
The woes of the Director General of the Ghana Maritime Authority, Kwame Owusu, is far from over as it has emerged that he has allegedly used over GHc66 thousand for kitchen cabinet.
This was after he defended the renovation of his “colonial style” 2-bedroom Cantonments residence at the cost of GHc1 million, despite concerns the amount was too high.
Mr Owusu has justified the expenses, saying the former wooden residence now has “four bedrooms on the main structure, a living room, a dining room, kitchen, a family room, a library and a basement.”
A memo signed by an employee of the Maritime Authority, Rhoda Atiah, revealed that GHc66,835.00 was used to construct high-quality hardwood standard kitchen cabinet complete with drawers, Corian worktop and wall hanging unit including all necessary accessories.
It has also emerged on Adom FM’s anti-corruption segment, Fabewoso, that the Maritime boss also used GHc24,650.00 to pay for 11 air conditioners for the newly renovated official residences of the Director-General.
In a rebuttal, however, Mr. Owusu said he feels the upgraded residence is still relatively modest, compared to what is occupied by Director Generals of other state agencies. He urged critics to think big.