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Contractors warned over project delays

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Mr Caesar Kale, Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, has warned that contractors who delay the implementation of government projects for more than six months would have their contracts terminated and re-awarded.

He said the practice whereby contractors either take contract money from government and abandon work on the project or delay their implementation and later inflate the cost of the projects were not only a criminal act but a sabotage to the national economy.

Mr Kale gave the warning when he spoke at the second ordinary meeting of the Lambussie/Karni District at Lambussie.

Mr Kale called on traditional rulers, opinion leaders and assembly members to develop an active interest in monitoring projects in their communities to ensure that diligent work was done on them.

He advised the assembly members to bring onboard new ideas to support the district chief executive to help propel the development of the communities.

Mr Clement B. Benin, Lambussie/Karni District Chief Executive in his welcoming address, announced that with financial support from development partners and the assembly’s share of the

District Assembly Common Fund, it had been able to provide health and educational facilities as well as nurses and teachers quarters in 45 communities in the District.

He said the assembly has from January to June mobilized a total of GH¢22,411.20 representing 23 per cent of the actual estimated figure of GH¢96,878.00 set for the year.

Mr Benin appealed to members of the house to redouble their efforts at revenue mobilization to help improve the assembly’s internally generated fund.

Source: GNA

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