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Contractors who worked on government projects in the road and education sectors will soon be paid, following a directive from the President.

Some of these contractors have not received payments for projects they completed about two years ago.

At a media briefing at the Flagstaff house on Tuesday, a Deputy Minister of Information and Media Relations, Murtala Mohammed revealed that the contractors should expect payment soon.

Reacting to the news, the president of the Contractors Association of Ghana, Ebo Newton told Citi News clarified that there are three categories for which government is to make payments and expressed the hope that all debts will be settled.

“We have three different categories of payments that we are expecting. We are expecting payments from the consolidated fund, from the cocoa roads and the road fund. So we don’t know if the payment is going to cover all these three categories…all of us are very desperate and in dire need of our money.”

According to him, similar announcements had been made some time ago of which only one out of the three categories of the contractors were paid and therefore called on government to make further clarification on the matter “because we are all apprehensive.”
Source: Citifmonline.com

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