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The Interim National Coordinating Committee (INCC) of the Ghana Highway Authority Retired Staff Association (GHARSA) has called on the government to expedite action on the payment of contractors in the Road sector for work done without any further delay.
The INCC/GHARSA said, there is practically no reason for this government to continue withholding the payment of contractors for works completed since it came intoo office.
In a statement issued and signed by the National Chairman, Nana Ninsin-Mbeah II, the GHARSA urges government to refer any deals in the certificates prepared for payments to the appropriate prosecutorial agencies for action instead of withholding all payments of contractors.
GHARSA’s call is based on the fact that, most contractors have to repay the loans they contracted from the Banks for the purposes of their contracts, they also must pay their workmen so that they can take good care of their dependents, among other commitments.
The INCC/GHARSA calls on the government to further expedite action on the delayed payment for single main contractors (SMCs), who for over two years have Desilted drains, gutters, culverts, and also cleared bushes and grasses on the shoulders of the roads to make sight clearer for driving ,are not paid.
The government is further called upon by the INCC/GHARSA, to provide the needed resources and direct the ministry for roads and highways to give serious attention to routine maintenance activities such as portholes patching, grading, among others, else all the investment made on the road sector would soon go waste.
Source: Emmanuel Adu Gyamfi