Kwesitwikrom (C/R), Oct 18, GNA- Madam Sylvia Ofori -Antwi,
Managing Director of Misisupi Construction Company Limited has
cautioned building and road contractors against misusing mobilization funds
paid to them by the government for commencement of projects.
She said the refusal of the government to offer mobilization funds was as a
result of such behavior by some contractors.
Madam Ofori-Antwi expressed these sentiments when she handed over a
newly constructed three-classroom block, a store, and teachers’ common
room, financed by Ghana Education Trust Fund
Mr Dennis Armah-Frempong, Agona East District Chief Executive (DCE)
received the keys from Madam Ofori-Antwi and handed it over to Agona
East District Directorate of Ghana Education Service (GES).
The MD of Misisupi Construction Company bemoaned the practice and
said this attitude had deterred project consultants from advising the
government in that area of work as it was prudent to allow contractors who
have won contracts to move to the site to begin works and raise certificates
of completion before payment was made to them.
In a related development, the keys to a six-unit classroom block for Agona
DuakwaMethodist Basic School built by Mbil and Son Construction
Company was handed over to Mr. Armah-Frempong.
It was also financed by GET FUND and completed within a year.
The DCE commended the contractors for the excellent work done adding
that shoddy works will never be endorsed by the Assembly.
Mr Armah-Frempong praised Professor KwesiYankah, Minister of State in
charge of Tertiary Education for the provision of infrastructure for Agona
He said more than 30 educational structures had been provided to both
Agona East and Agona West to improve quality teaching and learning in the
Mr Armah-Frempong said, for instance, the Basic Education Certificate
Examination (BECE) results in 2016 was only 22 percent but through hard
work and provision of educational structures the district scored 44 percent
He said the percentage jumped to 60 percent in 2019 and was hopeful that
Agona East would chalk 100 percent in 2020.