The Deputy Local Government Minister, Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsah, has visited project sites in Savanna Region and interacted with local public servants.
The Deputy Minister also visited the Central Gonja Assembly at Buipe where he met with staff and the West Gonja – Damongo.
At West Gonja – Damongo, Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsa inspected the Regional Coordinating Council building which was about 85% complete, the newly built court complex which is yet to be handed over to the regional police command and a police station built along the Damongo to Mole Road at Larabanga, among others.
The Minister who is also on a 5-day monitoring visit to the Upper West and Savanna Regions was at the Wa Municipality, where he stopped at the Market complex project site being undertaken under the Ghana Secondary City Support Programme, after meeting with the Regional Minister and Staff of the Assembly.
Hon. Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsah took issues with a contractor of the first lot of the project for delaying the work for a whole year after the expiration of the project schedule with only 70% work done.
His next visit was the site for a huge Storm Drain which has been a major problem for the people of Wa during rainy seasons due to flooding and loss of lives but this contractor too inspite of availability of funds, was far behind schedule, having done just 20% of work with just about 2 weeks to the end of the Contract schedule.
The Deputy Minister was unhappy with the situation and asked the Engineers to submit a report on recommendation to terminate the engagements with the 2 contractors within 2 days which will be forwarded to the sector minister for the necessary action.
In a related development, the Deputy Minister held meetings with staff of the Assembly, visited Wechau Hospital and finally the site for government’s agenda 111 project which is progressing steadily.
He is expected to visit Nadowli, Lawra, Jirapa and Daffiama Districts next.