General News of Wed, 12 Dec 20185
GETFUND contractors demand their monies from government
Contractors working on Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) projects across the country are up in arms demanding their unpaid contract monies from the government.
According to the contractors, they were contracted by the government of Ghana through GETFund to build schools in selected areas across the country.
These projected were pre-financed and completed by the contractors and for the past two years, GETFund has failed to reimburse them.
Speaking in an interview on Asempa FM’s late afternoon’s ‘Ekosii Sen’ show, Mr Roland, one of the contractors, lamented on the continuous pressure from their banks and creditors.
According to him, the interest on the loans they took keep increasing astronomically each month and have left them with huge outstanding debts which are capable of crippling their businesses.
“Some of our contractors have worked for two years but have not been paid, we were told some monies have been deposited into our account we went to enquire and we were told it is yet to be processed”, he revealed.
“We owe customers and workers who are threatening to use legal means to retrieve their monies, we have been to their office of GETFund several times but were told they don’t have enough funds” he added.