Kejebir-Mpohor Road: MP questions how contractor won contract

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Member of Parliament for Mpohor, Alexander Kofi Agyekum is questioning how JPP Construction Limited, a road construction firm that was awarded the 32 kilometer Bitumen surfacing Kejebir- Mpohor road, won the bid.

The legislator who sounded frustrated at the manner with which the contractor has handled the project ever since it was awarded in 2018, told Host of Skyy Power fm’s OmanGhana, Mpimpimhene Nana Gyetuah that, “it is a disappointment, not just to the people of Mpohor but to the President, since he [President Nana Addo] with zeal cut sod for the project with confidence in the contractor of executing it within the stipulated time’

An official groundbreaking ceremony was undertaken in Mpohor on June 18, 2018, by the  President to demonstrate government’s preparedness to get the road reconstructed. The contractor JPP Construction Limited was expected to complete the project within an eighteen month period.

For some reasons, known to the contractor, the project was sub-contracted to NE Construction limited. This, Hon. Agyekum alleged, was as a result of some financial challenges. He couldn’t fathom how an organisation that did not have the financial capacity to execute such a critical infrastructure, managed to win the bid.

“Perhaps he’s one of those contractors that trade in contracts. Yes, some will submit proposals win the bid, and then sell them to other contractors” he told the host.

Government after a technical review of the performance of the contractor abrogated the contract in 2019.

It has been repackaged and being considered under the COCOBOD’s Cocoa Road projects.

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