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Non-performing road contractors to be black listed – Minister


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17 Mr. Kwasi Amoako-Atta

By Edmund Quaynor, GNA

Tinkong (E/R), July 28, GNA – The Minister for
Roads and Highways, Mr. Kwasi Amoako-Atta, has warned that the government was
not going to pay for any bad job done – did not meet road contract
specifications.

He said they were determined to make sure that
there was value for money and that the country could not continue to be
shortchanged.

He asked engineers of the ministr

By Edmund Quaynor, GNA

Tinkong (E/R), July 28, GNA – The Minister for
Roads and Highways, Mr. Kwasi Amoako-Atta, has warned that the government was
not going to pay for any bad job done – did not meet road contract
specifications.

He said they were determined to make sure that
there was value for money and that the country could not continue to be
shortchanged.

He asked engineers of the ministry to sit up –
up their game, because it would not be business as usual. 

The Minister gave the warning during his
inspection of a collapsed bridge at Tinkong on the Koforidua-Memfe road.

He indicated that due process would be followed
to abrogate jobs given to non-performing contractors.

Mr. Amoako-Atta did not hide his displeasure
with the quality of the rehabilitation works done the shoulders of the
Koforidua-Mamfe road and demanded that the Eastern Regional Director of the
Ghana Highways Authority submitted a report on the project with his
recommendations to his office.

He spoke against that practice where road
contracts was awarded to companies, which lacked the experience, equipment and
capacity to perform.

He added that, this needed to be discontinued.

Mr. Dennis Edward Aboagye, the Akuapem North
Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), complained to the Minister, that many bridges
in the area had become weak and required to be fixed.

GNA


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