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Local contractors urged to strive for competence


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By
Robert Anane, GNA

Accra, July 25, GNA – Mr Samuel Atta Akyea,
the Minister of Works and Housing, has urged local contractors and engineers to
strive for the highest level of competence.

He said this was because the award of
contracts was based on merit or who could do quality work, and not whether a
person was a citizen or not.

The Minister said when he interacted with
journalists, at the en

By
Robert Anane, GNA

Accra, July 25, GNA – Mr Samuel Atta Akyea,
the Minister of Works and Housing, has urged local contractors and engineers to
strive for the highest level of competence.

He said this was because the award of
contracts was based on merit or who could do quality work, and not whether a
person was a citizen or not.

The Minister said when he interacted with
journalists, at the end of a day’s working tour within Accra, which saw him
visiting the Engineering Council of Ghana, the Architects Registration Council,
the UNDP Flats and the Hydrological Services Department.

He said whilst there were some very good local
contractors and engineers, there were others that lacked the expertise to
perform excellently.

The Minister said one measure that could help
to ensure that these professionals improved to match the world best, was for
them to come up with superintending bodies that would ensure that the right
standards were set and adhered to.

He said there was also the need to create
internal capacity building outfits, to ensure that standard practice prevailed.

The Minister was accompanied by his two
deputies, Mrs Freda Opare Prempeh and Eugene Boakye Antwi, as well as a number
of senior officials from the Ministry.  

GNA


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