The New World Contractors Association (NWCA)-Ghana is pleading with the National Board for Small Skills Industries (NBSSI) of Ghana to come to their aid for them to also stand the current situation.
According to NWCA-Gh, they have pre-financed lots of urgently needed government projects they constructed across the country and close to two (2) years not a penny was payed them.
Emmanuel Dapaah, chairman of the Association told National Tymes in an interview that members took loans from their bankers to execute the projects Ghana First Company Limited subleted to them.
Ghana First Company works in collaboration with the Local Government and Rural Development Ministry and Ministry of Water and Sanitation.
He said before they moving to site, some government officials from the aforementioned ministries met them and promised their money would be payed once they are able to pre-finance and complete the various project on schedule because the projects are needed on time.
Almost two (2) years now no money was payed them, bankers their are after them and some members are at verge of losing their properties to the these banks and they would be rendered poor and miserable.
This was reasons they are appealing to NBSSI to come in and support them to also survive. “We’re starving and we can’t do anything because the projects have come to a halt and no money to continue them”, chairman Dapaah lamented.
The NWCA-Gh are still appealing for Nana Akuffo-Addo government to pay them their money in this hard times so they could also pay their workers to go back to work, Mr. Dapaah pleaded.
Ghana First Company Limited is working in collaboration with the Local Government and Rural Development Ministry and Ministry of Water and Sanitation. In fact, it is the MMDCEs that grant the site for the project, he added.
The project specifications and cost of each are stated as:
14 seater at the cost of Two Hundred and Ninety Thousand, Four Hundred and Eighty Four Ghana Cedis (GHC 290,484.00);
16 seater at the cost of Three Hundred and Twenty Six Thousand, Two Hundred and Fifty Nine Ghana Cedis and Thirty Six pesewas (GHC 326,259.36);
20 seater (A) at the cost of Five Hundred and Three Thousand, Nine Hundred and Thirty Five Ghana Cedis (GHC 503,935.00); and 20 seater (B) at the cost of Three Hundred and Thirty Three Thousand, Six Hundred and Seventy Six Ghana Cedis (GHC 333,676.00) amongst many other projects.