President Nana Akufo-Addo has asked the Minister of Finance and Minister of Roads to come up with a payment plan for road contractors owed by the government and guarantee money are given for the contractors to return to the various sites by next week, according to Savannah Regional Minister Saeed Muhazu Jibril.
He stated this during a media encounter while inspecting the ongoing asphalting of Damongo town roadways.
As part of the government’s plan to asphalt roads in regional capitals around the country, 15 kilometers of Damongo town roadways are being asphalted.
Mr. Muhazu, in response to a question on when contractors working on several town roads in the Savannah Regional Capital will return to work, said he expects them by the end of next week, following the president’s directive to transfer cash to them.
According to Mr. Muhazu, the president issued the command during a cabinet meeting attended by regional ministers.
“As a result of non-payment of contractors after raising various certificates,” the delays are explained. The President convened a two-day cabinet meeting expressly to address these issues, and as I speak, he has directed the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Roads to come up with a payment plan for all unpaid contractors so that they can return to the job site.”
“So, starting next week, the contractors will be on-site because the president is very interested, and I was part of that meeting with other Regional Ministers to offer reports on the condition on the ground,”