To ensure value for money on government projects, a value for Money Committee has been established to ensure the state does not over spend on projects. A Comprehensive Building Code has also been developed by the Ghana Standards Authority.
Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Marfo, who made the revelation, said government’s infrastructural development agenda will focus on Education, Health and Road Construction . He was speaking at a High Level Forum in Accra.
“We cannot continue with the situation where we pay so much from ur scarce resources to achieve little in practice. Therefore as government weave taken steps avert the current situation. There has been the development of a comprehensive Building Code by the Ghana Standards Authority Code that sets tha quality and standards of construction in all infrastructural developments. Government also establishedtheValue for Money Commitee, under my chairmanship, to ensure the appropriate pricing of public infrastructure to avoid over pricing”
Head of the Local Government Service Dr. Nana Ato Arthur, revealed that the service has had over 60 thousand applications for recruitment but could only absorb two thousand.
“We have 61,000 applicants for 2,200 places in the local government service. 61,000 is too much and the cost the recruitment process alone is too much. Even interviewing 4,000 to recruit 2,000 is not easy”.
Story by Nathaniel Nartey.