The government will not pay road contractors who do unprofessional jobs, the Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr Kwasi Amoako-Attah, has announced.
The minister was speaking at the opening to traffic of the 2.5-kilometre Nanakrom-School Junction road located in the Adentan municipality, Accra on Thursday, 16 December 2021.
According to Mr Amoako-Attah, the ministry has put in place all the necessary measures to stop contractors from doing an unprofessional job.
He noted: “We have taken all [the] necessary technical steps to avoid that and we want to make sure that road construction is professionally done.
The minister further revealed that contractors hoping to work on government projects will have to go through the process to prove their ability to do a professional job before awarded contracts.
“Even now, there is a problem in the country where all contractors are being asked to go through reclassification processes because that will inform us on the type of work a particular contractor can do and their capacity and competency to execute a particular job”, he said.
“In the past these were not there and people who didn’t even own wheelbarrows were parading themselves as contractors,” the minister stated.
He also indicated that the government is keen on ensuring that Ghanaians are provided with quality roads.
“We are providing the people of this country with high-level infrastructure. Never again will Ghanaians be denied value for money in whatever we do.”
He added: “In the roads sector, let me put it on record strongly that there is no contractor in this country who would be allowed to provide poor infrastructure in terms of road construction, bridges, or whatever that we will pay for.”
The 2.5-Kilometre Nanakrom-School Junction Road was completed ahead of the scheduled date by the Oswal Investment Group.