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Pay us for us to enjoy Christmas - Cocoa Road Contractors 'beg' Government

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Tue, 24 Dec 2019 Source: peacefmonline.com

About 300 Cocoa Roads contractors in the country are passionately asking the government to settle them their debts indebted them by Government of their work done. As Cocoa road contractors.

According to the poor contractors, Government inability to settle them their interim certificates has created a very big challenge for them as they are being disturbed by their creditors. More over has nothing to spend in this festive season.

According to the CEO for Ghana Chamber Of Construction Industry, Mr. Emmanuel Awusenya Cherry, briefing a section of the media, they are tired of Government of the lip service to them. They are tired of vain promises by Government that, they’ve been paid which they are going to enjoy the Christmas season. But still no show.

They are therefore very worried and disappointed and are challenging the government to act quickly on their plea.

“Delay in paying for work done by contractors is affecting us, contractors capacities are going down. About 80% of Interim Payment Certificates (IPCs) that I have had the privilege to go through prior to the minister’s endorsement are claims on interest on delayed payment. “Huge amounts are being paid in projects as price fluctuations because the projects travel beyond the initial contractual completion periods.

As a result of these, communities also do not receive the early benefit these projects were to give them. These are all unpleasant situations and very worrying,” he lamented.

He added, they are disappointed in the way they Cocoa road contractors are being handled in the country over the past 3 years. They are tired of the promises. It’s highly unfortunate that, after all the audit done in the Cocoa section. They are getting fed-up.

Source: peacefmonline.com