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Roads Minister hints on when contractors would be paid

Before the year is up, the government will pay off a “chunk” of the debts owing to road contractors, according to Minister of Roads and Highways Kwasi Amoako-Atta.

When addressing a large audience at the 2022 Nine Lessons and Carols of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), which was organized in conjunction with the Ministry of Roads and Highways, Mr. Amoako-Atta made this statement.

“Contractors of this country are doing a yeoman’s job despite all the difficulties, and I want to assure them that government will continue to work in their interest and all their outstanding payments from now onwards will be done from time to time.

“A chunk of outstanding (payments) are going to be effected before the end of the year and it will continue,” he opined.

Despite the economic difficulties, the government, according to Mr. Amoako-Atta, did not suspend any road projects. He also promised that more funding would be directed toward the roads sector.

He urged residents of locations where the country’s roads still needed to be restored to maintain their composure while the government works to mobilize resources to further develop the country’s road network.

“The people deserve to have good roads. I appeal to all those who haven’t had their turn to be patient and calm,” he further stated.

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