- Roads and Highways Minister condemns contractors for shoddily built roads
- Roads and Highways made his comments known during an inspection of damaged roads between Nyamebekyere and Tinkong
Minister for Roads and Highways, Mr. Kwasi Amoako-Atta, has sternly condemned road contractors and engineers over what he's referred to as shoddily constructed roads.
During an inspection of a section of road between Nyamebekyere and Tinkong damaged by heavy rains that reportedly lasted a little over an hour, Roads and Highways Minister Kwasi Amoako-Attah criticized local engineers.
He suggested that while he was Roads and Highways Minister he would not accept such "shoddy" work from his contractors.
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The Minister related that contractors must provide value for money, and used the case of the collapsed road between Nyamebekyere and Tinkong highlight the lack of good quality work from engineer.
He alleged that some contractors just use the average graders to straighten out the ground, and later pour all the.
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“Road contraction is not a joke, go to other countries and see the kind of roads people are driving on. You come to our country and we joke with even road construction. This would not be tolerated anymore.”
Minister Amoako-Atta's comments come in the wake of similar comments made by Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Maafo, and Works, and Housing Minister Samuel Atta Akye. Both the Senior Minister and the Housing and Works Ministers has made comments blaming contractors and local engineers for substandard work.
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