‘You have up to January 1st to pay us else…’ – Road contractors to gov’t

“We are giving government up to the 1st of January 2020, if nothing is heard we will take action,” Cherry Emmanuel said.

The Ghana Chamber of Construction Industry has told the government to settle debts owed its members else face its wrath in 2020.

Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber, Cherry Emmanuel, said the government has up to January 1, 2020, to pay the money.

The government owes some contractors for road projects carried out across the country.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo directed the Ministry of Finance to release the sum of GH¢2.2 billion to pay the contractors but it was not sufficient to settle the entire debts.

Speaking to an Accra-based Citi FM, Cherry Emmanuel said the Chamber will not entertain the pussyfooting attitude of the government in the coming year.

“We are giving government up to the 1st of January 2020, if nothing is heard we will take action,” he said.

He disclosed: “We have had a lot of meetings with government and promises have been made [and] we just want them to go by their words if not we will come out and expose them with the truth.”

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