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13.05.2009 General News

Contractors asked to submit realistic Cost when bidding for Contracts

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Bolgatanga, April 13, GNA - Contractors have been asked to submit realistic cost that would be enough for them to complete their work when bidding for contracts so as to avoid doing shoddy work.

The Upper East Regional Minister, Mr. Mark Woyongo said this in a statement issued and signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) Mr. Abdul –Khassim Medjida, to the media on Wednesday in Bolgatanga.

The minister said that some contractors claimed that the more they quoted smaller amounts for contracts during bidding the greater the opportunity of winning the bid for contracts, but they mostly ended up doing shoddy work since money for contracts was too small.

Mr. Woyongo pledged to liaise with the appropriate agencies in charge of payments of contract monies to avoid the usual delay of payments to enable contractors to complete their work on schedule.

On the development prospects of the region, the Minister said under the Savannah Accelerated Development Agency (SADA), more roads would be rehabilitated and new ones constructed to link the hinterland with the marketing centres, adding that construction of dams would also be given priority.

The Minister appealed to contractors to participate actively in the region's 50th anniversary celebration next year.

Mr. Hakem Dauda, the Regional Chairman of the Association of Road Contractors assured the Minister of their cooperation.


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