The Rot At Ghana Water Co. Ltd Now Stinks To High Heaven!

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The create, loot and share at the Ghana Water Co. Ltd. (GWCL), has now reached unprecedented levels.

On the basis of the President’s clarion call on Ghanaians to be citizens and not spectators, coupled with the provision of Article 41(f) of the 1992 Constitution, it is my considered opinion that the unprecedented and unimaginable rot at GWCL must be exposed for the whole world to know the extent of the wanton dissipation of the State’s resources, which has now become the order of the day under the disastrous Board Chairman-cum-outgoing Member of Parliament (MP) for Effutu, Alexander Kwamena Afenyo-Markin, aka radio Lawyer.

It is now a well established fact at GWCL that, there is always a colossal difference between the price quoted by Intermec (Gh) Ltd. on one hand, and other companies such as Sunbabsco Ltd. and A. J. I. Trading & Construction Ltd., on the other hand.

In a contract for the supply and installation of pump sets complete with control panel at Anomabu and Saltpond, awarded to Intermerc (Gh) Ltd. on 10th June, 2019, and signed by the Managing Director (MD) of GWCL, Ing. Dr. Clifford Braimah, a gargantuan contract price (sole source) of GHS 1,224,550.00, is quoted for each set!!!

However, A. J. I. Trading & Construction Ltd., quoted GHS 110,000.00 for a complete set, with more superior specifications than the inferior specifications supplied by Intermec (Gh) Ltd.
A colossal loss of GHS 1,114,550.00 to the Republic of Ghana in this particular contract, in addition to Ghanaians being saddled with substandard and very poor quality pump sets!!!

The discharge of 75.1 m3/h, with 30 kw power captured in A. J. I. Trading & Construction Ltd. specifications implies that, the water pumped from this particular type of pump, would travel much further and faster, than the 30m3/h discharge and 15 kw capacity pump, supplied and installed by Intermerc.
If this does not amount to causing gargantuan financial loss to the State, then what else does? See attached documents.
Anyone who is allergic to the question above, is at liberty to bring a lawsuit against me. After all, any idiot can go to court, in the words of Asiedu Nketiah!

It is not only an exercise in futility of the highest order for GWCL to have recently set up a committee to investigate the leakage of documents, but a tacit acceptance of the accusation of ‘open and naked theft’, that is currently ongoing at GWCL. Insha Allah, no security measure can stop me from continuing to obtain documents in order to continue to expose and combat the unprecedented corruption at GWCL.

For the information of those who may be uncomfortable with this exercise, fact is that I currently have enough corruption related documents from GWCL to continue striking for another five (5) years.

If it is against the laws of this country to submit petitions to the appropriate authorities and publish instances of brazen and willful inflation of contract prices as is the case at GWCL under the corrupt leadership of Afenyo-Markin, then Intermec (Gh) Ltd., is welcome to serve me with a million more lawsuits!!
Not even a gun pointed at my head can deter me from carrying on with my constitutional duty of exposing and combating misuse and waste of public funds and property, as spelt out under Article 41(f) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.
Just one lawsuit from Intermerc (Gh) Ltd. so far, is an insult to me. I deserve a lot more!!!

Alhassan Salifu Bawah
(son of an upright peasant farmer)

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