The minister for Roads and Highways, Hon Kwesi Amoako Atta has tasked consultants in the construction sector being it roads, interchanges or buildings to use their expertise to help push govt “Year Of Roads ” agenda.
At a consultative meeting organized by the ministry for consultants, the minister urged them to ensure they employ experienced personnels with a lot of professionalism for a proper value for money projects.
Acknowledging the fact that sometimes their payments delay, they’re still tasked to work in the interest of the nation.
The minister further urged them not to forget to work in accordance with the laws and ensure that any consultancy firm comply with the rules and regulations governing them.
According to the minister, the president is determined to leave a legacy in the roads sector therefore all stakeholders must work together, been it consultants, contractors and the employer( Govt) to ensure the president achieve his goals.
He said the ministry is also determined to work with them to develop the country’s roads network.
The minister expressed worry over projects costing in Ghana, indicating that our projects costs are higher than most African countries, which the president is not happy about, so the consultants have been tasked to think through this and do something about it.
He admonished them not to succumb to anything illegal and detrimental to the development of the country, and must not take orders from staffs from the ministry.