Airport Christmas tree saga: ‘Totally much ado about nothing’ – Adom-Otchere replies`


A article by the web source The Fourth Estate concerning the Ghana Airport Christmas tree decoration has been criticized by Paul Adom-Otchere, Board Chairman of Ghana Airport Company Limited, GACL, as “much ado about nothing.”

According to Adom-Otchere,  the news portal set out to establish procurement violations against him but came up empty-handed, describing it as a “cul-de-sac.”

He said the news portal does not have a story but rather waits till something happens to “lash on and they seem to have a lot of pain. . .if you are sitting in a place and you are asked to leave because of unprofessional work, it may be painful and I can understand that.”

Pointing to the ‘touchscreen’ in his studio showing a letter from the Ministry of Transport to The Fourth Estate, Adom-Otchere, who is also the host of Good Evening Ghana on Metro TV, explained that the journalists at The Fourth went on “a fishing expedition to find procurement breaches against me; they received a letter that states that the process that was undertaken about which you want procurement breaches does not lend itself with the procurement law – it doesn’t come under the ambit of the procurement law – because the processes that were undertaken by the company moves the whole process away from the procurement law; so, there is no procurement breach. There can be no procurement breaches; in fact, no procurement breaches have been found. They hit a cul-de-sac.”

He noted that the letter from the ministry was clear and it either the journalists at The Fourth Estate could not comprehend the import of what the ministry was trying to communicate or they just want to say something because they hit a cul-de-sac.



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