Wa Assembly Accused of ‘Extorting’ Ghc20, 000 from Market Women

NDC Wa Central Communication Officer, Mumuni Tando(Left), Mr. Issahaku Tahiru(Right)

The Wa Central Constituency Communications Officer, Mr. Mumuni Mogammed Tando has revealed yet another buster that has kept lots of People in shock within the Upper West Region. Mr. Mumuni Mohammed Tando has explained that the Wa Central MCE is attempting to extort monies from market women in the name of allocating shops to them, he added that each market woman was directed to cough up Ghc20, 000 to be able to get a shop.

“Is it true that some elements at the Wa Municipal Assembly are extorting between Ghc20,000 to Ghc25,000 from our poor mothers and are allocating uncompleted store rooms to them in the on going World bank sponsored market project at Wa Fadama?

Information gathered indicates that various sums were collected from these unsuspecting persons at different times and at different locations. The first sum which varies from person to person ranges between Ghc20,000 to Ghc25,000 depending on the relationship between the offered and the offerers. The afformentioned first money is deemed as “Ways and means” to facilitate the allocation of the stall room and therefore without receipts issued, it’s paid to one of the accomplices of the cabal at a convenient locations. The second money which is about Ghc700 is paid to the Assembly and a receipt issued, thereby committing the Assembly to an impending contract of a project that is yet to be completed.

The authorities must investigate this broad day robbery. It would be wrong, criminal and immoral to take monies from people for projects that are donor funded.

We are going to pursue this matter to the end! Veritas nobis lumen !

The Communication officer added that: “It’s unfortunate that those of our own that we have put in offices to help spur the development of the Municipality have taken all of us for granted and are short changing us for personal benefit.Veritas nobis lumen”

He continued that: “The verdict on Leadership of the Wa Municipal Assembly on the performance of MMDAs across the country. According to the KPIs , Wa Municipal ranked 250th out of 260MMDAs across the country and last i.e. 11th in the region. The reason for such an unpardonable and monumental failure is as a result of poor leadership and coordination failure at the Assembly.


The Wa Municipal Assembly headed By, Mr. Issahaku Tahiru Moomin has since been silent about the issue.

Source: Opera News Ghana

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