Government terminates road projects with no matching funds

Government terminates road projects with no matching funds

The government has terminated all cocoa, feeder, urban and highway road projects that do not have approved matching funds.

Deputy Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr Anthony Karbo, said the decision was to avoid delays in the execution of projects, which consequently led to increased costs.

Answering questions before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament, he said when the Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr Kwasi Amoako-Atta, assumed office in 2017, he put together a team to realign and terminate all road projects that did not have matching funds.

Govt terminates road projects with no matching funds

Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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Karbo said if a contractor had already started work on part of an affected road project, he would be restricted to that section he was working on.

He said the remainder of that project would be divided into lots and given out on contract as and when funds were available.

He also gave an assurance that the government would pay all road contractors for the projects they had executed and affirmed the commitment of the ministry to protect the rights of contractors by engaging and negotiating with them.

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