Kwakye Ackah in a secret tape intercepted by Adom News explained that his action is to ensure the Minister uses his discretionary power for his constituents to get electricity.
“I’m even surprised these residents are accusing me for something that will later help them. How can I extort money from them when these same monies are used for development projects in the town” Kwakye wondered.
But some residents in the district who are accusing the DCE of extorting monies from them on the pretence of providing electricity to their homes are demanding accountability.
According to the residents their investigation has revealed that the exercise is free and the DCE must therefore account for the monies he took from them.
They pointed out that the project is funded by the Ministry of Power and the Energy Commission and therefore could not fathom why the DCE has demanded money from them.
“He even went to the extent of setting up a committee all in the name of charging us huge amounts as part of his corrupt acts. We can’t take it anymore and so he should come and account for what he claims to have done” a resident said.
He continued: “Over 1000 residents have all been affected by the conduct of the DCE so he should just refund our monies to us”.
The Assemblyman for Manso Amenfi electoral area, Alex Emmanuel Anti, has also joined the call for a refund.
He told listeners of Adom News that the DCE should either refund the the money or resign.