The Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Attah, has charged a newly inaugurated Road Fund Board to devise strategic means to rake in enough money to clear debts owed road contractors.
Speaking to the media, Mr. Amoako-Attah said government will support creative ideas by the board to achieve this objective.
“You need to continue to work hard and put yourself together to be creative and innovative to raise new funds. You have the support of government because the government itself is initiating a lot of activities to revamp the fund, but you still have to generate more money into the Fund to meet the payment schedule of our hardworking contractors”, the Minister told the Board members.
Earlier this year, some road contractors besieged the premises of the Ministry of Roads and Highways to demand payments for executed projects.
This forced the Ghana Chamber of Construction Industry to demand immediately the constitution the Road Fund Board to ensure the payment of contractors.
The Chamber had said the delay in the formation of the Board was having a toll on road projects across the country.
In the meantime, the Minister of Roads and Highways, says the Ministry of Finance will soon release GHS 800 million to settle debts owed road contractors.