Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh

Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has chided the Association of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors of Ghana for threatening to close down all Senior High School projects across the country.

The threats by the contractors were made known at a press conference organised in June this year, where they demanded payment of monies owed them for work done.

But Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh told 2018 Ghana Journalists Association, (GJA), award winner, Bernard Avle, on CNR, that the Association’s claims were not justified.

We don’t owe any contractor doing a project in any Senior High School in the country whether new or old. I have told them that all those who have not completed their projects will not be awarded any other contracts in this regime. A lot of contractors are not owed but they have abandoned their sites because they want to come back for variations.”

The Minister was reacting to claims that there is a shortage of boarding facilities because the government has failed to pay contractors who were awarded contracts to put up structures in various Senior High Schools across the country.

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