The woes of the Director General of the Ghana Maritime Authority, Kwame Owusu, is far from over as it has emerged that he has allegedly used over GH₵ 66 thousand for kitchen cabinet.

This was after he defended the renovation of his “colonial style” 2-bedroom Cantonments residence at the cost of GH₵1 million, despite concerns the amount was too high.

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Mr Owusu has justified the expenses, saying the former wooden residence now has “four bedrooms on the main structure, a living room, a dining room, kitchen, a family room, a library and a basement.”

A memo signed by an employee of the Maritime Authority, Rhoda Atiah, revealed that GH₵ 66,835.00 was used to construct high-quality hardwood standard kitchen cabinet complete with drawers, Corian worktop and wall hanging unit including all necessary accessories.

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It has also emerged on Adom FM’s anti-corruption segment, Fabewoso, that the Maritime boss also used GH₵24,650.00 to pay for 11 air conditioners for the newly renovated official residences of the Director-General.

In a rebuttal, however, Mr Owusu said he feels the upgraded residence is still relatively modest, compared to what is occupied by Director Generals of other state agencies.

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He urged critics to think big.



  1. This semi literate smart should give us a break. Go out there and check the prices of kitchens. Or is he comparing the price with plywood kitchens? I am no DG, but my kitchen cost more than the DG’s. And I know it will last for decades. At any rate, did he put the kitchen in his own house?

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