Contractors to be paid as Government is set to release GHS800 million for payments

The Minister for Roads and Highways, Kwesi Amoako-Atta has revealed that GHS800 million has been made available for the payment of works executed by road contractors across the country.

This follows complaints by some contractors over the delay in payments for projects completed some going as far back as 2016.

Some even threatened legal action against the government in a bid to push for their monies.

Speaking at the inauguration of the 14-member Road Fund Board, the sector minister revealed that the government is committed to releasing funds for payment of the outstanding debt owed to them.

“The Ministry of Finance is beginning to release GHS800 million to pay contractors across the country and the documentation to that effect is ready and is being sent to the Ministry of Finance and the Finance Minister has made that money available,” he said.

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