The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) has dismissed allegations of inflation of cost of Christmas trees and decoration around the terminal 3 of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) to create festive atmosphere.
Responding to some allegations on social media by some personalities associated with the opposition National Democratic Congrese (NDC), the Board Chairman of the Ghana Airports Company Limited, Paul Adom Otchere took time to explained the actual cost involved in mounting the Christmas trees at the Kotoka International Airport.
He noted that the GACL has for many years mounted Christmas inspirations around the terminal area to create a festive atmosphere for passengers and their families coming into the country and this is not the first time.
There had been claimed on social media that the GACL spent GHs84, 000 mounting the trees last year.
However, Mr. Adom Otchere mentioned in a statement on Friday January 7, 2022 that the total expenditure of 2021 was the lowest since 2016.
He mentioned part of the cost was obtained via sponsorship.
Below is his full statement…
Dear folks, my attention has been drawn to a social media post (herein attached ) grossly misrepresenting facts about Christmas inspirations that were mounted at the Kotoko International Airport.
Here are the facts:
FACT: The Ghana Airports Company Limited has for many years mounted Christmas inspirations around the terminal area to create a festive atmosphere for passengers and their families coming into the country.
FACT: The total expenditure of 2021 is the lowest since 2016.
FACT: Two separate suppliers were invited to submit bids. The bids were discussed and discounts obtained. ( We are grateful to Jandel Limited and Favors and Arts )
FACT: 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)
FACT: 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.
FACT: All salaries and or bonuses due staff for December have been paid.
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.