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Contractors abandon road projects

2009-08-27 16:45:08
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Twelve road projects in the Talensi-Nabdam District inthe Upper East Region have been abondoned since last year due to non-payment for work done by the contractors.

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area, Mrs Vivian Anafo,made this known when she addressed the first ordinary meeting of the third session of the Talensi-Nabdam District Assembly at Tongo.

The roads are the Sakote-Kusanaba, Winkogo-Tongo, Tongo-Tenzuk,Asonge-Pelungu, Pelungu-Sakote, Agomayire-Gbeo, Kosin Biun-Zanlerigu, Kongo-Logri-Demolgu, Sheaga-Farmlands, Sheaga-Datuku, Nangodi-Datuku, Yinduri Junction-Yinduri.

Mrs Anafo said the the situation was not peculiar to the district as it cut across the region, prompting the various Municipal and District Chief Executives to complain to the Regional Minister, Mr Mark Woyongo, who was studying the situation for the appropriate action to be taken.

She said the Sheaga-Kpatia-Zuarungu, Yameriga-Sheaga, Asonge-Zanlerigu-Pelungu and Duusi-Pelungu roads were in a deplorable state which must be given immediate attention.

The DCE stated the Tongo-Rana palace road was also in a terrible state which must be rehabilitated as a matter of urgency, adding that work on the Winkogo-Tongo road had also come to a halt without any explanation from the contractor.

She, therefore, urged the assembly to take a decision on the execution of the contract.

Mrs Anafo admitted that the first half of the year had been a difficult period for the assembly in terms of execution of projects and programmes, as it owed contractors over GH¢300,000 for capital projects and payments of sponsorship packages for students in the district.

She saidthe District Assemblies Common Fund on which the assembly depended for most of its development projects hadnot been forthcoming, saying the fourth quarter of 2008 allocation was received in the middle of April, 2009.

"We are in the third quarter of the year and we are yet to receive the first quarter of 2009 allocatio",the DCE lamented.


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