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We will re-negotiate $ 14 million Veep’s villa contract – Veep


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By
Gideon Ahenkorah, GNA

Accra, July 18, GNA –
Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, on Tuesday, assured that government would
renegotiate the $ 14 million contract awarded by the previous government for
the construction of a state residence for all Vice-Presidents.      

Addressing the
Ghanaian media at the Presidential press encounter at the Flagstaff House in

By
Gideon Ahenkorah, GNA

Accra, July 18, GNA –
Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, on Tuesday, assured that government would
renegotiate the $ 14 million contract awarded by the previous government for
the construction of a state residence for all Vice-Presidents.      

Addressing the
Ghanaian media at the Presidential press encounter at the Flagstaff House in
Accra, Vice-President Bawumia complained that the $ 14 million expenditure for
the bungalow “is too high” and would suck the public purse.    

The event was at the
behest of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to address the concerns of the
public through the media and to inform the public on the progress government
was making to improve the state of the country’s economy.

It was also to account
to Ghanaians on measures adopted towards their 2016 campaign promises and steps
underway to fulfil them.

Answering a question
on the delay of the completion of the building which was contracted to the
Architectural and Engineering Services Limited by the previous government, he
said they would work to ensure the successful completion of the project.

However, he said,
‘government would not accept the $14 million expenditure and, thus, would
undertake a re-negotiation to slash the cost down to a reasonable level to
protect the public purse.’   

Dr Bawumia urged the
public to maintain confidence in government adding that they would remain
resolute to use national resources judiciously for the development of the
country to improve the standard of living of all Ghanaians.   

Vice President Bawumia
had earlier accused the previous government of inflating the contract figures
of the project pegging at a cost of $13.9 million.  

He did not understand
why any government would invest such an amount into such a project at a time
that the country was battling with dire economic challenges.    

The issue had since
remained a controversy between the previous government and the ruling New
Patriotic Party.  

GNA


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