Ghanaians are heaving hot coals on the head of The Board Chairman of the Ghana Airport Company, Paul Adom Otchere, for spending GH¢34K on the Christmas tree.
He has denied allegations that the company spent GHS84,000 on four Christmas trees during the holiday season.
According to a Facebook user, the company paid GHS84,000 for the trees but did not pay workers’ salaries on time.
Mr Paul Adom Otchere, in a Facebook response, claims the claims are false.
“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)”
“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.”
Mr Paul Adom Otchere also rejected claims that the staff of the company haven’t been paid their December salaries.
“All salaries and or bonuses due to staff for December have been paid.”
He also said claims that invoices for the trees were issued in his name are also untrue.
According to him, such allegations are spurious.
“It is ridiculous for anyone to say that the invoices from these two reputable companies were issued in the name of the Board Chairman, that just means the author of such spurious allegations has insufficient acquaintance with corporate workings.”
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However, Ghanaians have expressed their displeasure and vented their spleen on Paul Adom-Otchere for trying to clarify and justify why such a whopping amount was spent on the Christmas tree.
Many believe he needs to be surcharged and when found guilty, ordered to refund the money to the state. As a journalist, many have expressed disappointment in his leadership as far as the Ghana Airport Company Limited was concerned.