Roads and Highways Minister, Kwasi Amoako Attah has challenged the Acting Auditor General, Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu to audit all road contracts awarded by the ministry.
The Minister said, this will enable the prosecution of individuals found to have inflated contract sums.
He further explains that , instead of blaming technocrats or other civil servants within the contract award chain, politicians are mostly blamed for the overpricing of projects.
In a media briefing after a meeting with some consultants in the road sector, Mr. Amoako-Attah said his outfit is ready to hand over documents of all road contracts for auditing.
“I have challenged the Auditor General to come to my Ministry. We will hand over documents to him to conduct an audit [of roads]. He should expose the parties to any suspected overpricing even if it involves prosecution. So that, when they are put before the court, they expose the politician involved.”