Home / GENERAL NEWS / Tema Motorway Expansion Contract Not Yet Awarded; Ignore Claims By Minority – Roads Ministry

Tema Motorway Expansion Contract Not Yet Awarded; Ignore Claims By Minority – Roads Ministry

Spread the love

The Ministry of Roads and Highway wants Ghanaians to ignore claims by the Minority in Parliament that the Ministry failed to follow due process in the award of the Accra – Tema Motorway expansion contract.

The Minority had accused the Roads Minister, Kwesi Amoako-Atta, of flouting the constitutional provision which requires international business and economic transactions to be ratified by Parliament by sidestepping the House in the contract award under the cloak of approval from the Public Procurement Authority.

Addressing the media on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, Ranking Member on Parliament’s Road and Transport Committee, Governs Kwame Agbodza indicated that the contract as it stands is illegal and not binding on Ghana.

The Adaklu MP thus demanded the abrogation of the contract between the government of Ghana and Mota Engil.

He also argued that Ghanaian contractors should be given the project to handle since they have the capacity to execute the project.

See also  Today's Newspaper Headlines; Friday, September 24, 2021

Responding to the issues raised by the Minority on Eyewitness News, the Public Relations Officer of the Roads Ministry, Nasir Ahmad Yartey said the government has not yet signed any contract to that effect.

“We are not going to commence any project for now. When we are ready with the financial contract, it will first go through Parliament for approval. The Ministry is a very responsible one and will do everything according to the law,” he assured,

“The agreements are in two parts, the commercial and the financial. The financial agreement will have to go through Parliament. Without the financial agreement, there’ll be no money to commence the project. The commercial agreement is what the Ministry entered into in December last year. It is after we have got a financier for the project and entered into a financial agreement that the agreement will be taken to Parliament for Parliament to scrutinize and approve of it before the project can commence,” he further explained.

See also  Today’s Newspaper Headlines; Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021

He said the project is expected to commence in December this year.

It thus requested all stakeholders to support the project that is expected to benefit the entire country.

Meanwhile, the Association of Road Contractors has welcomed calls for the contract to be given to local contractors.

Similar concerns were raised about the $570 million Accra-Tema Motorway expansion contract in January 2021.

The Ministry of Roads and Highways at the time said the concerns raised by the Minority caucus do not “represent the accurate status of the contract”.

 

 

 

Source: Citinewsroom

 

 

Disclaimer: MyGhanaMedia is not responsible for this report and its content.There are four types of content published on MyGhanaMedia daily: curated content; syndicated content; user-generated content; and original content.

 

 

please voting end 3rd September 2021

vote Mensah Francis (General Editor for MyGhanaMedia.com / MGM Tv Online) as Blogger / Program Producer / Male Presenter  of the year in the 2021 edition of Eastern Regional Media Excellence Awards.

a) Dial The Short Code:

*447*714# 
b) Enter Nominee Code
Categories Code Below: 
i. Blogger Of The Yeah Code : ER5
ii. Program Producer Of The Year Code: ER113
iii. Male Presenter Of The Year Code: ER24
Nominee Name: Mensah Francis 
NB: Please 2 categories has be targeted Blogger & Program Producer of the year .
C) Enter Numbers Of Votes:
Then follow The Prompt To Confirm Payment From Momo account.
Per vote cost 50ps and you can vote as many times you want.
Please if you can’t go through the process and you want to support then please contact the number below.
Thanks for your support for making this dream to come to pass.
contact:  0200818719

 

 

See also  Rev Owusu Bempah Denied Bail; Remanded In Police Custody

 

 


Send your news stories to [email protected] and Chat with us via WhatsApp on +233200818719

 

About Adwenpa-Hene

I'm Adwenpa-Hene |Blogger & Broadcaster Journalist. I am the CEO and manager of this noble website. I publish on Entertainment, Sports, Politics, Lifestyle, and Technology. You can also follow Us on : YouTube Channel - My Ghana Media TV, Facebook - MyghanaMedia TV , Twitter - @MyGhanamedia2 & Instagram - My Ghana Media TV. Email Address: [email protected] Contact Us: 0200818719

Check Also

Addai-Nimoh Is The Unifier NPP Needs To ”Break The 8″- Dr. Nyaho Tamakloe

Spread the love A leading member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Nyaho …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *