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28.01.2015 General News

Minister calls for supervision of contractors after South Tongu rainstorm destruction

By Volta Region | Ivy Setordzi
Minister calls for supervision of contractors after South Tongu rainstorm destruction
LISTEN JAN 28, 2015

The Volta Regional Minister Helen Adzoa Ntosu has advised engineers and District Chief Executives (DCEs) to always ensure contractors are well supervised during construction.

She believes checks on contractors would bring about value-for-money in projects in the region.

Her admonition follows Joy News' report on a rainstorm that swept through some communities in the South Tongu District last Saturday.

DCE for the area Samuel Mawuko Eworyi had said structural defects in some of the buildings caused the rainstorm to destroy them with ease.

Helen Ntosu however assured affected residents and school authorities of government's urgent assistance.

"What we are looking at is roofing sheets and the wood to roof [the razed buildings]", she said.

Hundreds of families in South Tongu in the Volta Region were rendered homeless following a rainstorm that swept through some communities in the district on January 24.

Roofs of three basic schools in the district were also ripped off by the storm. In all about 91 households and schools were affected.

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