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General News of Monday, 1 May 2017

Source: Class FM

Akufo-Addo condemns shoddy artisans, contractors

Nana Addo condemns shoddy artisans andcontractors


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President Nana Akufo-Addo has charged Ghanaians to change from their attitude of executing jobs poorly as it leads to taxpayers’ monies going waste.

Mr Akufo-Addo, who was not enthused about projects that have been executed with inferior materials in various parts of the country, bemoaned how newly built public infrastructure seem to deteriorate faster than expected after huge sums have been spent on such projects.

“How come very old classroom blocks withstand storms and heavy rainfall while the roofs of nearby newly built ones are ripped of regularly?” he wondered.

“How come new roads that are expected to last at least five years do not make through even one rainy season? They fail and potholes appear.”

He was worried that “the workers on the roads, the contractors and the consultants all conspire to deliver the shoddy work that prevents us from getting to where we ought to be”.

Mr Akufo-Addo, who delivered a speech to mark the 2017 May Day celebrations at the Independence Square, expressed disappointment and could not fathom why such individuals embark on such despicable acts.

He emphasised that such mindset does not help in nation building and Ghanaians would need to change their attitude if the country is to attain the level of development it seeks.

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