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The Northern regional minister Salifu Saeed has admitted that the audio recording in which he was heard saying the Akufo-Addo led government will offer “big contracts” to party executives is his.
This is contrary to the stance of his spokesperson who strenuously denied Mr Saeed ever made those statements in an interview with Starr News.
“I am the one who spoke. I made the statement so please take my words,” said Mr Saeed Tuesday April 18, 2017 on Morning Starr.
According to him, the audio was taken out of context, assuring that the government would not “discriminate in awarding contracts”.
Mr. Saeed Friday April 14, 2017 told chiefs and people of Bimbilla, his hometown, that the government would very soon offer huge contracts to few NPP executives in the region to strengthen their financial base.
He noted that executives like the Northern regional chairman of the party Daniel Bugri Naabu will be rewarded with such contracts.
“Our Chairman is a contractor, our vice chairman is a contractor, we’ll give them big big contracts to do jobs and engage the youth to go and work and make money so that life will be more meaningful,” the minister said.
He added: ” We will ensure that we give jobs [and] businesses to some few people who can do contracts and make money to take care of the youth”.