Cousin to President Akufo Addo Gabby Otchere Darko has said 1.6 billion cedis has been released to the Ministry of Roads and Highways to pay all contractors owed by the government.

Mr. Otchere Darko who made the announcement on facebook explained that the amount is far in excess of the 5 million cedis owed the 240 contractors in the country.

He however said the payment will not cover contractors under the road fund.

He added: “All they have to do is to meet the bankers and sign up and yet they are not doing it. Only 63 have signed up. I don’t understand!”

Contractors in the country particularly those in the road sector, have for the past six months been demanding payment for work done from the government has not been able to pay.

Some of them even picketed at the Ministry of Roads and Highways earlier this year.

Find Gabby’s post below:

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