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Regional News Thu, 18 Aug 2016

MP unhappy with progress of work on Adaklu Community SHS project

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Adaklu in the Volta Region is unhappy with the progress of construction works on a community day senior high school (SHS) in his constituency.

Kwame Agbodza was, however, angry with the contractor because the slow pace of construction works on the project would consequently disrupt government's intention to kick start the school with enrollment for the 2016/17 academic year in October.

He, therefore, implored the contractor not to compromise on quality as he endeavors to deliver the project within the next two months.

The Adaklu Community Day senior high school project forms part of the Ministry of Education's Secondary Education Improvement Project (SEIP).

The project which is in two Lots is funded by the World Bank. Lot A consists construction of an E-Block, a gatehouse and external works while Lot B consists construction of a staff flat, head teacher's bungalow and canteen.

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However, Lot A which was costed at about GH¢7.1 million and awarded to Messse Sarbah Limited is behind schedule.

Work commenced on the project in October 2015 and is expected to be completed after 12 months, however as it stands now, only 64% of work has been done instead of the scheduled 80%.

Mr Agbodza and the District Chief Executive, Sky Emmanuel Ganaku in the company of some traditional leaders paid a surprise visit to the construction site located between Adaklu Tsrefe and Adaklu Abuadi to inspect the progress of wok on the project.

The entourage was however not satisfied with the progress of work on Lot A.

Speaking to Joy News' Fred Quame Asare, Mr Agbodza explained that government has readily made available money to the contractor, therefore he couldn't understand why the project is behind schedule.

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He was, however, doubtful construction works would be completed on the project and delivered to government on time.

The Director of Messse Sarbah Limited, Edem Sarbah accepted that there were some delays on the project but assured his company would deliver the project to government on schedule.

Meanwhile, Lot B which was awarded to Macoby Company Limited is almost completed.

All structural works have been done on the staff flat, head teacher's bungalow and canteen awaiting fittings before finishing touches are added to the edifices.

Source: Myjoyonline.com