Review procurement law – Council of State member

A member of the Council of State, Naa Seidu Braimah, has called for a review of the procurement law to allow Municipal and District Assemblies to award contracts beyond the stipulated GH¢5000 ceiling.

He said the current law was in effect obstructing the progress of the Assemblies as it hindered the speedy award of contracts and the execution of important projects.

Naa Braimah said this when addressing the second ordinary meeting of the Wa Municipal Assembly at Wa.

He appealed to contractors to refrain from reselling their contracts warning those who have money to buy such projects may not necessarily have the capacity to execute them.

Naa Braimah who is also the chief of Guli in the Wa Municipality said he was unhappy with the low revenue mobilization in the Assembly.

He urged the Assembly members to meet the people and explain to them issues regarding revenue collection, development projects in the society and hence the need to pay their rates, levies and taxes.

Mr Yakubu Duogu, the Municipal Chief Executive, said the assembly was among ten others in the country that had been selected to benefit from a German technical support programme.

The programme, he said, seeks to tackle contemporary development challenges like urban poverty, urban plight and haphazard development of physical structures.

It will therefore focus on spatial planning, leadership, financing urban development and social accountability.

Source: GNA

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