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Regional News of Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Source: 3 News

Surcharge contractor for shoddy work on GH¢324m school block – Dr Manteaw

Chairman of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) Dr Steve Manteaw wants the contractor that worked on the Brosankro Methodist Primary School’s six-unit classroom block surcharged for poor work.

The block for the primary school developed defects even before it was handed over to the school.

A total amount of GH¢324,140.42 was spent on the school block with an oil revenue component of GH¢108,267.65.

The contractor, Messrs Rolat Enterprise Ltd handed over the school building in 2016 despite the defect concerns raised by the Tano South Municipal Assembly and authorities of the school.

The school block has its windows destroyed, cracked ceiling and worn-out floors.

At the time of handing over the facility, the six-unit block had no furniture and blackboards.

This came to light when some members of PIAC and Institute of Financial and Economic Journalists (IFEJ) who are inspecting some oil-funded projects in the Brong Ahafo region visited the school.

The head teacher of the school, Ali John was surprised at the amount quoted as the cost of putting up the six-unit block.

PIAC chairman Dr Steve Manteaw stressed Messrs Rolat Enterprise Ltd should be surcharged for the cost of the maintenance works to be carried out.

He was hopeful if contractors are surcharged for shoddy works done, it will encourage professionalism.

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