The Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Mahama Ayariga has offered explanations why the government decided to sign a new waste management contract worth €18 million barely days after his party lost the December 7 polls.
Many have questioned the propriety of the decision by the Minister signing the agreement with SCL Waste Management Limited to recycle e-waste in the country at a time that the NDC government is preparing to hand over affairs of the state to a new regime.
This follows concerns raised by the NPP side of the transition team over a supposed eleventh hour contracts being awarded by the outgoing NDC government.
But Mr. Mahama Ayariga has defended the decision of the government to go into such last minute contracts and insisted that the contract is not an attempt to shortchange Ghanaians but rather offer the nation a viable avenue to manage electronic waste.
He claimed he sanctioned the move because it was duly forwarded to the Public Procurement Authority for approval before the NDC lost the elections.
Mr. Ayariga on his Facebook page explained that “Ghana must have e-waste recycling capacity to solve problems such what we have at Abglogoshi and other sites.”
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