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15.03.2012 General News

Give us a regulatory body – Road contractors urge gov't

By Ghana| Joy News TV
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Road contractors in the country are advocating for the creation of a regulatory body to control the activities of road contractors.

The new body is also expected to streamline the activities of foreign contractors to ensure their operations are in conformity with the laws of Ghana.

The outgoing president of the Association of Road Contractors of Ghana (ASROG), Johannes Twumasi-Mensah made the recommendation at a ceremony to swear-in new national executives of the association in Accra.

The new executive is headed by Joseph Ebo Hewton who cautioned members of the association to desist from the practice of tagging colleague contractors as belonging to one party or another.

He challenged local contractors to embrace excellence in their execution of public works, saying it is the only way to gain public confidence and trust.

He called for fairness in the award of contracts among local contractors and their foreign counterparts.

Deputy Minister for Roads and Highways, Dr. Nii Okley Quaye Kuma assured the contractors of government's support.

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