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Business News of Friday, 5 July 2019


GETFUND contractors threaten to demonstrate next week

The Ghana Chamber of Construction Industry has threatened to embark on demonstration if government fails to meet the group on July 10 to discuss plans of clearing debt owed them.

The group, mostly made up of GETFUND contractors earlier warned that they will seize all projects constructed by their members if government refuses to pay for work done.

This follows a similar move by some road contractors on Wednesday [July 3, 2019] who besieged the premises of the Ministry of Roads, demanding pay for work done since 2016.

Speaking to Citi Business News, Chairman of the Ghana Chamber of Construction Industry, Surveyor Emmanuel Martey said their members will have no other option but to demonstrate if government fails to meet them on July 10.

“We have a roadmap. We are planning the engagement for next week. We were planning that if by 10th which is Wednesday we do not hear anything positive from the sector ministries or government, we will demonstrate and create an uncomfortable situation which may lead to ungovernable situation in the country,” he warned.

He added “We will write to the various sector ministers to have a discussion with them then we will know the way forward. So we want to see the action next week. All we want is for them to pay us our monies.”

He made these remarks at a ceremony to induct appointed members of the governing council of the Ghana Chamber of Construction Industry into office in Accra.

The new council executives include Prosper Ledi, Engineer Kwabena Agyapong, Architect Richard Dadey, John Afful, Joana Adjei and Patrick Bonful.

The rest are John Amaglo, John Takyi Micah, Kwasi Opoku, Peter Quartey and Derrick Nestor Hokey.