The Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority Dr. Agyenim Boateng Agyei has stated that there is nothing wrong with the wife of Member of Parliament for Assin Central constituency Kennedy Agyapong winning a contract.
He said the vociferous MP’s wife didn’t breach any procurement laws and that there is no point for people to stop their wives from working when they become politicians.
“If your wife is doing business and you join politics, must her business stop working? I believe strong that Kennedy Agyapong is not a minister of state and does not hold any public office so if his wife has won a contract, what is the beef about that?. We don’t have the capacity to know whose family member is tending in a bid for a contract,” Mr Boateng told Francis Abban on Morning Starr.
The Daily Post Newspaper reported that the company belonging to Mr Agyapong’s wife Stella Wilson’s Imperial World Ventures, was awarded a GH¢100,260,000.00 contract through sole sourcing at the Ministry of Energy to supply 150W LED streetlights.
Defending his wife on Adom FM, he said his wife should be pat on the shoulder for going through the right process.
‘My wife’s contract was not sole-sourced. It was a restricted [limited] tender. She qualified for it, the reason she was awarded. Those accusing her should desist from that because that won’t stop her from doing the right thing,’ he said.