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PIAC calls for sanctions against contractors who execute shoddy works

General News of Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Source: GNA

2020-10-14

PIAC has oversight responsibility over the managment of the country's petroleum resourcesPIAC has oversight responsibility over the managment of the country’s petroleum resources

The Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) has called on government to initiate punitive measures against contractors who execute shoddy works on oil-funded projects.

PIAC, which has oversight responsibility over the management of the country’s petroleum revenues, has noted with concern the practice of some contractors doing sub-standard works defeating the purpose of value for money for the use of petroleum revenues.

It is important to note that petroleum revenues come from a depleting resource base, a reason the law provided for using Petroleum revenue in ways that support intergenerational benefit.

The Committee also called on government to recognize other contractors who have demonstrated value for the use of petroleum revenues through the delivery of good projects.

The Chairman of PIAC, Mr Noble Wadzah made the call after he led a PIAC team to visit selected oil-funded projects in the Eastern Region. The exercise forms part of the Committee’s regular activity to identify with effective use of the country’s petroleum revenues.

The projects the community visited included the Construction of Community Health-Based Planning Service (CHPS) compound at Ahankrasu, construction of Irrigation Infrastructure at Aditrase and Kornokle in the Yilo Krobo District and the Payment for a 3-Unit classroom block at Amanase Aboabo JHS and Owusu Wawase D/A Primary.

The rest are Bitumen Surfacing of New Tafo–Nobi–Samlesi–Anwiabeng Feeder roads, Construction of Irrigation Infrastructure at Aditrase and Kornole in the Yilo Krobo District and upgrading of Kade Wenchi Akim Oda Roads.

On the CHPS compound, information made available to the PIAC Team indicated that the contract was awarded in November 2018.

As at the time of PIAC’s visit, main construction works on the CHPS have been completed, finishing works were

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Punish contractors who execute shoddy works on oil-funded projects – PIAC to government

The Public Interest and Accountability Committee has urged government to initiate punitive measures against contractors who execute shoddy works on oil-funded projects. 

According to PIAC, which has oversight responsibility over the management of the country’s petroleum revenues, such practice defeats the purpose of value for money for the use of petroleum revenues.

It explained that the petroleum revenues come from a depleting resource base, a reason the law provided for using Petroleum revenue in ways that support intergenerational benefit.

The Committee also called on government to recognize other contractors who have demonstrated value for the use of petroleum revenues through the delivery of good projects.

The Chairman of PIAC, Noble Wadzah made the call after he led a PIAC team to visit selected oil-funded projects in the Eastern Region.

The exercise forms part of the Committees regular activity to identify with effective use of the countries petroleum revenues.

The projects the community visited included the Construction of Community Health-Based Planning Service (CHPS) compound at Ahankrasu, construction of Irrigation Infrastructure at Aditrase and Kornokle in the Yilo Krobo District and the Payment for a 3-Unit classroom block at Amanase Aboabo JHS and Owusu Wawase D/A Primary.

The rest are Bitumen Surfacing of New Tafo – Nobi – Samlesi – Anwiabeng Feeder roads, Construction of Irrigation Infrastructure at Aditrase and Kornole in the Yilo Krobo District and upgrading of Kade Wenchi Akim Oda Roads.

CHPS compound

Information made available to the PIAC Team indicated that the contract was awarded in November 2018. As at the time of PIAC’s visit, main construction works on the CHPS have been completed, finishing works were ongoing, while external works were underway. Supply and installation of medical equipment was yet to begin. The overall progress stands at 95 per cent.

The construction of the CHPS compound, which

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Desist from shoddy works Minister tells road contractors

General News of Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Source: GNA

2020-09-29

Kwesi Amoako-Atta, Roads and Highways MinisterKwesi Amoako-Atta, Roads and Highways Minister

Roads and Highways Minister, Mr Kwesi Amoako-Atta has advised contractors working on the various road projects in the country to desist from doing shoddy works.

He said the road projects were important that it must be durable and must therefore stand the test of time for generations unborn to benefit.

The Minister also charged stakeholders and consultants to effectively monitor the projects and ensure that quality materials were used for the projects to meet its life span.

“The government cannot use taxpayers’ money to pay any contractor that has done shoddy work”. He stressed.

Mr Amoak-Atta, made the call during a press briefing at Sefwi Wiawso to provide an update on the ongoing road projects in the Region after President Akufo-Addo had inspected the various sites to ascertain the progress of work on some road projects and also cut the sod for the commencement of new roads projects within the Region as part of the President’s three days visit to the Western North Region.

Some of the roads inspected included, the ongoing Sefwi Wiawso to Akotombra, Bodi-Ahebianso road, Benchemaa Nkwanta – Osei Kojokrom road, and Bibiani town roads.

The rest were the sod-cutting for the construction of the Akontombra-Dadieso and Enchi-Elubo roads.

Mr Amoako-Atta indicated that the region had a total road network size of about 3,745kilometers, out of which 33 were currently under construction in different communities within the Region.

He hinted that his outfit was planning to award another 38 more road projects to help solve the bad nature of roads in the area.

Mr Amoako Atta expressed satisfaction of work done so far, noting that apart from few contractors who have left their projects site due to the COVID-19 pandemic the

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