Monitor gov’t contractors closely – Akufo Addo directs Roads Minister
President Akufo Addo has charged the ministry of roads and highway to monitor the performance of all contractors engaged by government.
This according to the President, is to ensure there is value for money in every contract which is currently being executed.
Addressing a sod cutting ceremony at the site for the construction of the Obetsebi Lamptey Interchange, the President directed the Minister for roads and Highways not to hesitate in terminating the contracts of constructors who are under performing.
“I am directing the Ministry of Roads and Highways to monitor closely the performance of every contractor engaged by government and I have instructed the Minister not to hesitate to terminate the contracts of non-performing contractors” President Akufo Addo said.
The President also stated that the Ministry of Finance has released an amount of 2.2 billion Cedis to the Roads and Highways Ministry to pay Contracts across the country.
“This will improve the cash flow of our contractors and ensure that those who have left their construction sites return to complete their projects,” the President said.