THE OFFICE of the Assembly Member of the Yawsae Electoral Area is on a wild chase for a road contractor, J.K. Amanoo and Sons, who was awarded a contract to construct the 13km road linking the area to other food growing communities in the Brong-Ahafo region last year, but has since failed to execute the project.
His campaign is to end the culture of wastage on the part of road contractors who take farming communities for granted the moment they are awarded contracts to construct road connecting such areas.
According to the furious legislator, he would persist till he gets results since the Yawsae road faces imminent closure due to its poor state.
Speaking to the DAILY HERITAGE in an interview, the assembly man, Tetteh Ayittey, recounted that his constituents voted for him due to assurances he made to get the road fixed, and, he would not want to go down in history as making cheap political promises and failing to honour his words.
He noted that in November last year, he approached the municipal engineer, who claimed the reconstruction of the road had been awarded to a contractor, J.K. Amanoo and Sons.
“I did not relent in my desire to ensure that work commences on the road on time, thus, I approached the regional road engineer who equally portended the contract had been awarded, but was at a loss as to why work had failed to start on the site.”
Mr. Ayittey contended that the grace period on the contract which is supposed to be six months has elapsed.
“The regional engineer is telling me to exercise patience, but the realities on the ground do not call for the pleas the office is making,” he said.
He opined that the contractor’s phones are off, indicating that, the road project is bound to hang in a limbo while monies would be paid for no work done.
“I intend pursuing the contractor to ensure he justifies why he was awarded the contract and the money he would receive in return,” he fumed.
Scores of drivers who spoke to the paper appealed to the government to improve the stretch as the area is noted for producing cash and food crops such as cocoa, cassava, plantain, yam among others.
They claimed that because of the deplorable nature of the road they are forced to charge exorbitant fares.
In the case of taxi drivers, they load at least seven passengers instead of the approved four causing discomfort for commuters.
Source: Daily Heritage
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