Managing Director of Alafei Foods Company Limited, Claude D Convisser, has narrated how eight to ten government officials demanded bribe from him when he came to invest in Ghana.
He alleged that these officials, including a secretary of a parliamentary candidate, “Keeps demanding bribe” from him.
Speaking at Star FM on Friday morning saying; “We haven’t paid bribes and I must say I’m a very stubborn investor even though you have people in government who keep asking how much is in for them. Eight to ten officials in this administration have demanded bribes from me”.
In his words, many businesses in Ghana collapse because they spend huge sums of money paying bribes before they get support from government.
He concluded by saying Ghana would have been the lead business country in West Africa if not for the continuous demand for bribe.
Mr Convisser applied to set up a soy and vegetable factory in Zugu, a community in the Yendi Municipality of Ghana under the 1D1F to meet the protein and vitamin needs of the Ghana School Feeding Program in the Northern region.
The company, if set up would have employed over 30,000 farmers and supply to the GSFP at a lower cost but authorities have frustrated him and are unwilling to grant him a letter of intent to enable him secure funds from his sponsors.