Founder of the Progressive Contractors Association of Ghana, Mr. Kofi Owusu Akyaa, has character-sketched President Akufo-Addo as childish, traitorous.
In an interview on Kumasi based Otec FM, Mr. Akyaa accused the President of killing 22 contractors with his deliberate refusal to pay them for work done while all the time pretending that he is dealing well with contractors.
“…First and foremost, let me say that Akufo-Addo is beginning to become a very bad annoyance, because the lies that he has been telling are too many, they are unbecoming of him,” Mr. Akyaa said when he was asked of his opinion about the President’s promise that uncompleted roads will soon be attended to.
According to him, the promise is empty talk that contractors who have remained unpaid since Akufo-Addo became President almost four years ago, are all too familiar with.
“I remember during Kufuor’s time, he said something that I will never forget…he said, the thing (governance) when you are outside and observing, it is different from when you are in it, which is also different from when it depends on you. But as for this Nana, he is a typical rascal, Nana is a rascal. What I have seen about him is what I’m saying,” Mr. Akyaa thundered.
The host of the show had tried to restrain the angry contractor, almost pleading with him to withdraw bu Mr. Akyaa, who is also a man of God said he would not
“This 2.2 billion you mentioned, they have promised it over and over again, they don’t have any respect for us, they take us for children that they can hoodwink. You don’t stay under God’s skies and behave like that. Since they came, 22 contractors have died, and their deaths is on the heads of Nana Akufo-Addo and Amoako Atta,” he said.
According to him, the 22 contractors died from melancholy and over-thinking because of the government’s deliberate refusal to pay contractors.
“…many of them cannot be able to pay banks and cannot take care of their children. They become melancholic and die. I have advised Otumfuor to sack him (Akufo-Addo) from Kumasi, lest he ends up killing people of Kumasi.”
Mr. Kofi Owusu Akyaa spoke in Asante Twi, lamenting that Kumasi, capital of Ashanti, has become so riddled with potholes that it is unbelievable. He called on Otumfour to show the Akufo-Addo government that Ashantis have men of substance who can take care of Kumasi, saying the Asantehene should forget about the “rascal” and his government.