A Facebook user has reported on social media, a drain construction in which the contractor has supposedly failed to use iron rods, thereby leaving the block-only construction to the mercy of time.
In what may described as praiseworthy citizenship, a Facebook user, Michael Nimoh, on June 6, 2019, posted a photo supposedly taken at a construction site of a drain but the shoddy work that could be inferred from the photo left much to be desired.
In Nimoh's caption, it is written that the photo was taken at the Pokuase interchange, a construction that is ongoing.
It would seem the drain is being built as part of the interchange but instead of using concrete or iron rods for better bonding, the contractor is simply using 6-inch blocks.
Nimoh noted in the caption to the photo: "This is what the contractor on the Pokuasi Interchange is doing. Using 6inch block with no iron rod to build a water canal instead of concrete.
No engineers to supervise n when it breaks down it becomes a National topic n we blame residents."
Predictably, other on Facebook jumped on Nimoh's post after seeing the photo and context.
The issue of contractors doing shoddy work is an age-old problem for Ghana. Value for money in civil engineering works have plagued us for decades.
Hopefully, the relevant authorities will pick up on the situation at the Pokuase Interchange quickly.
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