CHRISTMAS TREES: "You’re Totally Wrong" – Agbodza To Paul Adom Otchere
Adaklu Lawmaker, Kwame Governs Agbodza has condemned the Board Chairman of the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) over the procurement and the cost of the Christmas trees that were mounted at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) last year.
Mr Agbodza who is a member of the Transport Committee of Parliament said it is not the duty of boards to make procurements.
Rather, he said, it is the function of management.
On Friday January 7, following the criticisms against the cost of the Christmas trees mounted at the KIA, Mr Adom Otchere said in a statement that the GACL had for many years mounted Christmas inspirations around the terminal area to create a festive atmosphere for passengers and their families coming into the country.
The total expenditure of 2021 was the lowest since 2016 he said.
“Dear folks, my attention has been drawn to a social media post grossly misrepresenting facts about Christmas inspirations that were mounted at the Kotoko International Airport.
“FACT: The Ghana Airports Company Limited has for many years mounted Christmas inspirations around the terminal area to create a festive atmosphere for passengers and their families coming into the country.
“FACT: The total expenditure of 2021 is the lowest since 2016.
“FACT: Two separate suppliers were invited to submit bids. The bids were discussed and discounts obtained. ( We are grateful to Jandel Limited and Favors and Arts)
“FACT: The beautiful Christmas tree standing at Terminal 3 and 3 others altogether cost GHC 34,000, which was graciously provided by Jandel Limited at a heavy discount. (We thank Jandel Limited)
“FACT: The other inspirations were provided by Favors and Arts for a total cost of GHC 84,000 out of which GHC 50,000 was obtained via sponsorship.
“FACT: All salaries and or bonuses due staff for December have be