THE Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Alhaji Collins Dauda, has ordered three contractors to report at his office on Thursday, to explain the cause of the delays in the implementation of projects awarded to them.
Giving the order here on Friday, he expressed grave disappointment over the slow pace of work on three key development projects of the ministry in the Ho municipality.
Three of the contractors, Big Oman Limited, Santa Baron Ventures and Albissah, are executing the GH¢ 12.5 million Ho Central Market Redevelopment Project, while Say Construction is undertaking the GH¢4.6 million abattoir project at Sokode-Gbogame, and Yantse River Engineering, a Chinese firm, is working on the GH¢8 million landfill project at Akrofu.
Alhaji Dauda gave the order after carrying out an inspection tour of the project sites last Thursday.
At the end of the tour at Akrofu, Alhaji Dauda told journalists: “I have seen it all, and I am very disgusted by what I have seen.”
According to him, the projects were expected to be completed in November last year, “and from what we are seeing on the ground now, it does not look like they can be completed before the end of this year.”
Meanwhile, public rancour over the delays in the completion of the three local government projects has been mounting in recent times.
From Alberto Mario Noretti, Akrofu