Business News Wed, 31 Jan 2018

Contractors to drag COCOBOD to court over ‘cocoa roads’ arrears

The Association of Road Contractors is mounting pressure on the government to pay arrears owed them for the construction of cocoa roads in Ghana.

In 2015, the former NDC administration launched a one hundred and fifty million dollar ($150 m) project to improve road infrastructure in cocoa growing communities.

The project, has however, been put on hold but the contractors are demanding payment for the job done so far.

Speaking to Ekourba Gyasi on Atinka AM Drive, John Afful, Vice President of the Association of Road Contractors, mentioned that government had not made any payment since October 2016.

According to him, the executives of the Association have had series of meetings with the leadership of Ghana COCOBOD who promised to settle the bills last week.

He said the association will resort to legal action if COCOBOD fails to pay contractors.

“COCOBOD has failed to come into agreement with members of the association with regards to payments. We will not hesitate to take legal action when the need arises,” he added.

Source: atinkaonline.com
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