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Plateau threatens to revoke road contracts

01 August 2012, 15:50

Plateau - The Plateau Government has threatened to revoke some road contracts over the ``slow pace of work`` and lack of commitment by the contractors.  

Mr Solomon Maren, the Commissioner for Urban Planning and Rural Development, told contractors handling road projects in Mikang, Wase, Langtang North and South Local Governments on Wednesday, that erring contractors would soon lose their brief.

``In addition to the contracts being revoked, such contractors would cough out whatever they have been given as mobilisation fees.

``This is going to be the last week. You either sit up or you will see the consequences,’’ he said.

The reports that the commissioner was speaking after inspecting the projects.

He accused the contractors of just being unserious with the road projects, pointing out that the projects were very crucial to boosting the living standards of the rural dwellers.

Maren accused the contractors of paying lip service instead of being committed to the jobs.

 ``I am particularly disappointed because the handlers were given take-off grant. We cannot afford to waste such funds.

 ``We cannot continue to release funds and work is not done. I have asked my directors to call all the contractors for an urgent meeting so that we can ascertain if they are ready to work for us,’’ he said.

The commissioner rated the work so far in Langtang South at 40 per cent, Mikang 35 per cent, Langtang North 45 per cent, while that of Wase was rated at 30 per cent. 


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