The Eastern Regional Minister, Victor Smith has expressed worry over the slow pace of work on government projects by contractors in the country.
According to him, government projects which should be completed within a specific period, were unnecessarily delayed with their corresponding cost increases.
“Contractors after securing government contracts rather abandon the projects for other they consider more important, thereby slowing the pace of work,” he said, and asked them to desist from the practise or risk the revoke of such contracts.
Mr. Smith was speaking during inspection tour of some on-going projects at Donkorkrom in the Kwahu North District to acquaint himself with progress of work on government projects in the district.
He said as part of interventions to improve the living conditions of the people in the country, the government had initiated projects that would enhance their lives noting that the behaviour of those contractors, tended to undermine the government’s ‘Better Agenda’ programme.
At meeting with the heads of department and staff of the assembly in Donkorkrom, Mr Smith urged them to urged them to commit themselves to the President’s ‘Better Ghana Agenda’ by placing the comfort of the people first.
Mr. Smith also asked public servants undermining government’s efforts at bettering the living conditions of citizens to desist from such act and be dutiful to ensure the development of the country.