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09.04.2008 General News

Ghanaian contractors soon to receive EU support

By GNA


Ghanaian contractors will soon benefit from an European Union (EU), sponsorship package in capacity building and supply of equipment.

As a first step, the TMX, a Holland-based company which deals with equipment supply to road contractors has offered to supply variety of heavy duty equipment to some of the contractors on credit to enable them to deliver quality services on time.

Mr. Kwame Kyeremateng Mensah-Aborampah, Ashanti Regional Chairman of the Progressive Road Contractors Association (PROCA), who disclosed this at a general meeting in Kumasi on Tuesday said capacity building training in management and effective ways of winning bids for contracts will soon be underway.

He explained that such training workshops which will benefit only registered members of the Association, especially Quantity Surveyors and Managing Directors would award participants with certificates.

Mr. Mensah-Aborampah therefore called on contractors who have not as yet registered with the Association to do so to benefit from the package while also appealing to them to work hard to restore the fallen image of the country's contractors.

He hinted that government had resolved to pay all outstanding debts to contractors, denying speculations that five percent of such monies deducted would go into government chest.

Later in an open forum, members of the Association pleaded with the executive body to support them as indicated in their slogan “Unity, Love and Forward in Progress.”

They also called for equal share of contracts among members when they are awarded.

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