JS Magazine - шаблон joomla Форекс

Speed Up Works On Bolga-Bawku Road …Prez Charges Roads & Highways Ministry

Published in politics Friday, 06 October 2017 12:15

President Nana Addo DankwaAkufo-Addo, has charged the Ministry of Roads and Highways to speed up work on the construction of the109kilometre Bolgatanga toBawku Road.


He gave the warning when he paid a working visit to the construction site to see at first-hand the progress of work on the road, and also to interact with officials of Queiroz Galvao, the company in-charge of the construction as part of his tour of the Upper East Region.

Briefing the President on the work done so far, officials and resident engineers of Queiroz Galvao indicated that the project was a 109 kilometre one, with construction works on 25 kilometres of the stretch completed, with some 84 kilometres of the road still to be done.

Acknowledging that the road project was behind schedule, the Queiroz Galvao officials attributed the slow progress of work to delays in the payment of certificates lodged at the Ministry of Roads and Highways.

The sector Minister, Hon. Kwasi Amoako-Atta, MP, who accompanied the President on the inspection, told President Akufo-Addo that the delay in honouring payments to the contractors is due to the numerous irregularities the contract is fraught with

Nonetheless, he revealed that $100 million had so far been paid to the contractors.

Delving into the contract awarded to Queiroz Galvao, Hon. Kwasi Amoako-Atta noted that the contract was awarded to the Brazilian construction company on 7th December, 2016, the same day Ghanaians went to the polls to elect a new President.

The contract, the Minister added, was awarded through a process of sole sourcing, in breach of the Public Procurement Act, explaining that contracts of such magnitude have to be awarded through a competitive bidding process, to ensure value for money.

As though this was not enough, the Minister added that payment certificates, as contained in the contract, are to be paid from the Road Fund, which is wholly inappropriate for road contracts of such magnitude. This, he said, is the reason why payments have delayed.

“The magnitude of this contract requires that payments be effected directly from the budget, i.e., the Ministry of Finance, and not from the Road Fund. The Road Fund was established to provide a secure source of funding for the preservation of Ghana’s road network, and not for the payment of big constructions such as this,” he added.

Again, Hon. Kwasi Amoako-Atta noted that 13.1 kilometres of the road had been subcontracted to another construction company, making the contract even murkier.

“As at August 2017, 22% of the road should have been completed. But as at now, only 14% has been completed. Discussions are ongoing with the Ministry of Finance in an attempt to migrate the project from one whose payment is dependent on the Road Fund to one from the Government of Ghana treasury,” he added.

Visibly disturbed with the developments, President Akufo-Addo described the Bolgatanga-Bawku road as “one of the most important stretches of road in our country”, adding that the disastrous nature in which the road finds itself means construction would have to move at a faster pace.

The President urged the Minister of Roads and Highways to “sit down with them [the contractors] and find a workable solution that will inure to the benefit of residents who ply this road on a daily basis, and ultimately, to the benefit of all Ghanaians. This is one of the most important roads in Ghana,” he added.

Prior to inspecting works on the Bolgatanga-Bawku road, President Akufo-Addo visited the Vea Irrigation Project in Bolgatanga. The Project, which is one of the two irrigation projects under the management of the Irrigation Company of Upper East Region, has a potential irrigable area of about 1,500ha, with the area currently developed to some 850ha. The project, also, through the Vea/Gowrie Treatment Plant, serves as a source of potable water for residents of Bolgatanga.

Later in the day, the President was also at the Tempane constituency, where he inspected the extent of damage to the Tamne bridge. The bridge had been destroyed by the activities of some unscrupulous persons, who, have over a period, removed the bolts supporting the bridge, and had cut the trusses keeping the bridge in place.


The Minister for Roads and Highways assured the President the bridge will be repaired by the Bridge Maintenance Team from the Ministry in two months.    

Read 341 times

Leave a comment

  • Private Owner Financed
    Private Owner Financed
    Sunday, 10 December 2017 23:56

    This is really interesting, You are a very skilled blogger. I ave joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking more of your fantastic post. Also, I ave shared your website in my social networks!

  • cafe
    Sunday, 10 December 2017 21:52

    Wow! This blog looks just like my old one! It as on a completely different subject but it has pretty much the same page layout and design. Great choice of colors!

  • Casino Vergleich
    Casino Vergleich
    Sunday, 10 December 2017 19:46

    My brother smiled and told me to see your post, and I want to thank you for putting up a very important information here. Thank you!

  • TSX
    Sunday, 10 December 2017 17:41

    The Red Car; wow! It really is been a protracted time given that I ave thought of that one particular. Read through it in Jr. Significant, and it inspired me way too!

  • Vancouver SEO company
    Vancouver SEO company
    Sunday, 10 December 2017 15:35

    Thanks foor a marfelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it,

  • 915ers
    Sunday, 10 December 2017 13:34

    Your style is so unique in comparison to other folks I ave read stuff from. Many thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I all just bookmark this site.

  • everything clothing
    everything clothing
    Sunday, 10 December 2017 11:31

    It as nearly impossible to find educated people in this particular topic, however, you seem like you know what you are talking about!

  • black ripped skinny jeans mens
    black ripped skinny jeans mens
    Sunday, 10 December 2017 10:36

    Fantastic article.Really looking forward to read more.

  • terry london vip financing
    terry london vip financing
    Sunday, 10 December 2017 09:29

    pretty helpful stuff, overall I consider this is well worth a bookmark, thanks

  • soccer games
    soccer games
    Sunday, 10 December 2017 07:27

    Thanks again for the blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Awesome.

Accra Ghana Fair (night), 24 °C
Current Conditions
Sunrise: 6:0 am   |   Sunset: 5:48 pm
93%     11.0 mph     34.101 bar
Mon Low: 23 °C High: 30 °C
Tue Low: 24 °C High: 30 °C
Wed Low: 24 °C High: 29 °C
Thu Low: 25 °C High: 29 °C
Fri Low: 24 °C High: 28 °C
Sat Low: 23 °C High: 29 °C
Sun Low: 23 °C High: 29 °C
Mon Low: 24 °C High: 30 °C
Tue Low: 24 °C High: 27 °C
Wed Low: 23 °C High: 28 °C
London United Kingdom Cloudy, 1 °C
Current Conditions
Sunrise: 7:56 am   |   Sunset: 3:51 pm
92%     14.0 mph     33.085 bar
Mon Low: 0 °C High: 3 °C
Tue Low: -2 °C High: 2 °C
Wed Low: 3 °C High: 7 °C
Thu Low: 2 °C High: 5 °C
Fri Low: 1 °C High: 4 °C
Sat Low: 0 °C High: 4 °C
Sun Low: 0 °C High: 6 °C
Mon Low: 4 °C High: 7 °C
Tue Low: 5 °C High: 8 °C
Wed Low: 5 °C High: 8 °C
Paris France Showers, 8 °C
Current Conditions
Sunrise: 8:35 am   |   Sunset: 4:54 pm
92%     14.0 mph     32.746 bar
Mon Low: 3 °C High: 9 °C
Tue Low: 2 °C High: 5 °C
Wed Low: 2 °C High: 7 °C
Thu Low: 5 °C High: 7 °C
Fri Low: 3 °C High: 5 °C
Sat Low: 1 °C High: 5 °C
Sun Low: 0 °C High: 5 °C
Mon Low: 2 °C High: 5 °C
Tue Low: 2 °C High: 6 °C
Wed Low: 3 °C High: 8 °C
New York United States Mostly Cloud (night), 1 °C
Current Conditions
Sunrise: 7:10 am   |   Sunset: 4:29 pm
62%     14.0 mph     34.372 bar
Mon Low: 0 °C High: 3 °C
Tue Low: 0 °C High: 6 °C
Wed Low: -3 °C High: 0 °C
Thu Low: -5 °C High: -1 °C
Fri Low: -4 °C High: 0 °C
Sat Low: -4 °C High: 1 °C
Sun Low: -1 °C High: 6 °C
Mon Low: 1 °C High: 5 °C
Tue Low: 2 °C High: 6 °C
Wed Low: 0 °C High: 2 °C
Madrid Spain Showers, 7 °C
Current Conditions
Sunrise: 8:28 am   |   Sunset: 5:48 pm
86%     18.0 mph     31.087 bar
Mon Low: 5 °C High: 11 °C
Tue Low: 0 °C High: 8 °C
Wed Low: -1 °C High: 9 °C
Thu Low: 4 °C High: 12 °C
Fri Low: 5 °C High: 11 °C
Sat Low: 1 °C High: 10 °C
Sun Low: 0 °C High: 11 °C
Mon Low: 0 °C High: 11 °C
Tue Low: -1 °C High: 12 °C
Wed Low: 0 °C High: 11 °C