The Contractors Association of Ghana are angry over some comments linked to the former President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi, that suggest that Ghanaian contractors provide support to politicians so as to win Government contracts.
Nyantakyi reportedly said, in the Number 12 expose of investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, that arrears Government owes Ghanaian contractors would “rot”.
But reacting to the issue following the screening of the investigative piece, the Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the Contractors Association of Ghana, Mr. Stephen Attatsi, dispelled the assertions of Mr Nyantakyi, saying they were “baseless.”
He told Host of the Morning Xpress on Radio XYZ, Neil Armstrong-Mortagbe, that the Association is preparing to address the media on the issue.
“Road contractors Association is coming out with a Statement very soon…My neighbours were calling me. My Executive Secretary has travelled outside the country and I’m waiting for him to return,” he said.
He said contractors and every government “are partners in development” hence it is needless for one to politicize the work they do and refer to some as “NDC or NPP contractors.”
Although he revealed that the failure of Government to release funds to defray its debt owed them is making it difficult for them to get loans to continue their projects, he was optimistic the Government will do the needful and settle the debt.