Road contractors are asking the government to pay them upfront when giving them contracts for various road projects across the country.
According to them, though the government has started paying debts owned them, they don’t want their monies to be accumulate in the coming years.
Speaking on Okay FM’s 'Ade Akye Abia' programme, Vice Chairman of the contractors association, Mr. Hammond Larbi explained they are ready to work but they cannot continue to provide services for government and run at a loss because the government always delay in paying them for various works done.
"We are aware that some funds have been provided for some road projects especially for the cocoa roads, the monies should be available for the contracts of the various cocoa roads that will be awarded," he said.
While presenting the 2020 Budget in Parliament on Wednesday, the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta said the government will largely focus and prioritize road projects to improve infrastructure in that sector and bring an end to the cries of Ghanaians for better roads.
“Mr. Speaker, this is why we are going to focus more on fixing our roads across the country in 2020 and beyond. To get the road sector moving and contractors back to work, the government will pay 80% of all contractors,” Ken Ofori-Atta said.
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