Tamale contractors threaten to sue Local Gov’t Ministry
2012-03-12 20:57:25This article has been read 1187 times.
Some aggrieved contractors in the Northern regional capital, Tamale have threatened to take the Local Government Ministry to court over unpaid monies for contracts they executed last year.
The contractors expect government to pay them by the close of this week, lest they seek legal redress. Spokesperson for the aggrieved local contractors, Yakubu Abubakar, said nothing will stop them from seeking legal redress if their demand is not addressed within the stipulated period.
The contractors claimed they were awarded contracts early last year under a project known as the Northern Poverty Reduction Programme (NOPREP) which they have completed, and have since handed them over to the government, but they are yet to be paid for the contract they executed.
The contractors further stated that the Local Government Minister promised them that government had secured funds for the project and would be paid monies due them immediately after the completion of the projects.
With that assurance, the aggrieved contractors said they secured loans from banks to execute the projects but government is yet to fulfill its promise to them.
Meanwhile a visit by Joy News TV's Mohammed Hashmin to the project site revealed that some of the projects had indeed been completed whiles others were yet to be completed.