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10.10.2013 General News

Desist from under-quoting -Building contractors warned

The Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Building, Africa, Mr Rockson Dogbegah, has cautioned his colleague contractors to desist from under quoting when bidding for a construction project.

He says although this might enable the contractor to win the bid, he will have to resort to using inferior materials in executing the project.

He said the memory of the Melcom disaster is still fresh in the minds of Ghanaians and as such all steps should be taken to ensure that shoddy works and the use of inferior materials are curtailed.

Mr Dogbegah who is also the Chairman of the newly-instituted Pioneer Research Fund at the Building Technology Department of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology made the remarks at a seminar in Ho as  part of a series of activities lined up for the 20th anniversary celebrations of his construction company, Berock Ventures.

Berock Ventures is a wholly owned Ghanaian company. It has transformed itself into a leading construction company in the country in just over two decades. It is committed to improving the quality of life of people with the use of appropriate, sustainable infrastructure development solutions. It prides itself on timely and quality delivery.

Earlier, the company handed over a two-bedroom bungalow that it renovated at a cost of GH¢3,200 to the chiefs and people of Keklebesi near Ziope in the Volta Region.

This, according to the CEO, Courage Dogbegah was a symbolic gesture as the bungalow was the company's first project when it started operations.

Daily Graphic/Ghana