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General News Tue, 15 Oct 2019

Roads Minister threatens to sack contractors who insult Akufo-Addo

Road contractors who insult President Nana Akufo-Addo will have their contracts terminated, according to the Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwesi Amoako Atta.

The minister said he will personally ensure contracts of individuals who pass negative comments about President Akufo-Ado is canceled and reassigned.

“I don’t care if he insults just me but if he involves the President in issues involving my sector, I will not allow it. Any road contractor who will peddle falsehood and insult the President and it is proven; I will take steps to terminate that contract immediately,” Mr. Amoako Atta said while addressing a gathering during President Akufo-Addo’s tour of the Eastern Region.

The majority of contractors across the country have expressed disappointment with the NPP government over the delayed release of funds to pay them.

According to some of these contractors, they have not been paid since 2016.

In July 2019, some contractors stormed the Roads Ministry to demand their monies for work done.

But the deputy Finance Minister in charge of the budget, Abena Osei Asare told Citi FM on Monday, October 14 that government has released GH¢1.2 billion to pay road contractors so far in 2019.

She also revealed that about 192 contractors whose projects were captured in the 2019 annual budget funding will receive their monies soon.

Source: YEN.com.gh
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