Minister for Roads and Highways, Kwesi Amoako Atta

Minister for Roads and Highways, Kwesi Amaoako Atta, is peeved about the number of shoddy roads being constructed in the country.

The phenomenon, he said, is costing the country huge sums of monies at the expense of the tax payers.

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As an immediate measure, the Roads Minister said he will sanction any contractor who fails to execute government project to its specification.

Hon. Atta stressed that, agencies especially engineers tasked to supervise and monitor such projects for quality assurance would not also be spared for non-performance.

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“I can deal with any contractor or engineer including my Chief Director because I have not compromised myself,” he opined on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme, Monday.

The Roads Minister bemoaned how the citizenry also sit aloof and watch contractors do poor jobs and later blame the government for it.

“All of us sit down in this country and look at this nonsense. We joke with this too much; this nonsense must stop,” he fumed.

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To Hon. Atta, he will be hitting the ground running in 2020 and will deal ruthlessly with any contractor who does shoddy jobs or fail to adhere to safety standards.

Source: Ghana||Adwoa Gyasiwaa Agyeman