SCANDAL: Asuogyaman DCE buys an HP Printer for GH¢16,000

By PrimeNewsGhana
Asuogyaman

The Asuogyaman district assembly in the Eastern region has been hit with a massive price inflation scandal that has angered residents of the district.

According to Documents available to the media, prices of some equipment including computers recently purchased by the district Chief executive were heavily inflated.

An HP LaserJet coloured printer which was purchased at GHC16,000 by the assembly is sold on the market for GHC1,850 with the same or similar specifications. Also, an HP desktop computer which was bought at GHC4,000 per unit goes at GHC2,500 on the IT market. The staggering price inflation runs through many of the purchases that were done by the DCE and his team.

In other development, the DCE and his coordinating director spent a whopping amount of money on the renovation of their official residence.

The assembly, for instance, blew GHC70,000 on the renovation of the district coordinating director’s residence in May this year.

The huge expenditure has infuriated members of the governing New Patriotic Party in the area who have called President Akufo-Adddo to remove of DCE from office.

When contacted by the Starr News on the claims Tuesday, Mr Kwame Agyekum declined to comment but noted the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) is investigating the issue.

Credit: Starr News