Paul Adom-Otchere defends himself over the KIA Christmas decorations expense
He is the chairman of Ghana Airports Company Limited’s board of directors.
Paul is being chastised on social media for supposed spending.
Paul Adom-Otchere, the Board Chairman of the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), has had to explain expenditure on Christmas decorations at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in the last few days.
After an invoice addressed to him began circulating on social media, his first reply came only 24 hours later. Afom-Otchere responded with a Facebook post in which he listed six facts in support of the spending.
Two of the facts were about the people who were engaged in the inspiration, and they were as follows: “FACT: The lovely Christmas tree at Terminal 3 and three others cost GHC 34,000, which Jandel Limited generously supplied at a substantial discount. (We would like to express our gratitude to Jandel Limited.)
“FACT: Favors and Arts provided the other inspirations at a total cost of GHC 84,000, of which GHC 50,000 was financed through sponsorship.”
It increased the entire cost on Christmas ideas to GHC118,000, but with a sponsorship package from one of the suppliers, it was GHC50,000 less. According to his article, the entire cost was $68,000.
On his monthly show, Good Evening Ghana, on Tuesday, January 12, 2022, Adom-Otchere mounted yet another defense to further clarify the quantity that went into the project.
According to his updated calculations, the entire cost of ideas for two KIA terminals, 2 and 3, came to GHC128,366.
Because of the representation made by the board, the firm phoned the marketers and sought sponsorship, which was provided in cash to the tune of GHC50,000 from DPP agency.
“So, what is the total?” “The total is 128,366 minus 50,000, which is 78,366 Ghana cedis.” That is the difference between what was spent in 2021 and what was spent in 2016, five years ago, and this is for two terminals, not one.
“This is the actual amount spent, not the sum that has been tossed about.” “I saw a Graphic Online piece that said 118 was spent, and when you do the arithmetic of the entire cost minus the sponsorship that we earned for the firm, this is true,” he said.
In the interview, he also stated that the corporation did not utilize the invoice featuring his name.
“It is preposterous for anybody to argue that the bills from these two renowned organizations were issued in the name of the Board Chairman,” he said earlier in his Facebook post. “That only implies the creator of such false charges has insufficient knowledge with corporate workings.”