One of the contractors of government’s One Village One Dam projects in the Bolga East District of the Upper East Region, Yakubu Ibrahim has refuted reports that he did a shoddy job at Dachieo.
His comments follow the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s directive for the cancellation of constructions that fail to meet the specified standards.
According to the contractor, his job was to build dugouts and not a dam.
In an interview with Citi News, Yakubu Ibrahim says even though he has only completed two out of the four dugouts, the completed ones will serve the purpose of irrigation.
“We did not go there just to do anything. I am telling you if you come and see the good works, you will be very disappointed with those who have complained.”
Nana Addo pledges to look into shoddy dam projects
President Nana Akufo-Addo has pledged to investigate allegations of shoddy work in the construction of dams under the government’s One Village One Dam project in northern Ghana.
According to the President, media reports about the poor quality of work on the dams will not be overlooked.
“There are all kinds of criticisms being made about other parts of our policy. Apparently, some people up there are not satisfied with the dams that have been built.”
“I will be looking into these matters and at the appropriate time, I will have the opportunity to speak about these criticisms,” the President said.
Dam contractors who do shoddy jobs shouldn’t be paid – Bawumia
The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has also asked Development Authorities to cancel contracts for the construction of dams under the government’s one village one dam project, if contractors fail to meet the specified standards.
The Vice President’s comment follows reports of shoddy works on some of the dams.
He said the initiative fits into government’s agenda of ensuring sustainable agriculture including plans to provide large scale irrigation opportunities.
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia said this when he delivered a keynote address at the 2019 Northern Ghana Development Conference on the theme “Accelerating the Sustainable development of northern Ghana in the context of Ghana beyond aid”.