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Govt owes contractor working on Navrongo stadium more than Ghc1.5m – Navrongo MP alleges

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Sampson Chiragiaa Tangombu, the Member of Parliament for Navrongo Central has filed questions about the state of the Navrongo Sports Stadium in Parliament. When the statement is admitted, the Minister may be hauled before Parliament, to answer questions about the progress of work and the delays in completing the work at the facility.

He said this when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show.

“As I have told you, the problem is between the contractor and the Ministry. They messed up along the line so it looks like they are now looking for the money to go back and complete the stadium. That is the truth of the matter. With this crises, I do not know whether the Finance Minister is prepared to release the funds.”

“Again, the Ministry is insisting that they would give a letter of assurance to the contractor to go look for money to finish the project but when I called the contractor, the contractor said as for that one, he will not do it because they owe him more than Ghc1.5 million. What is the guarantee that if he goes to borrow more money and comes to do the contract, they will pay.”

“I even heard they were trying to change the contractor but the contractor said they cannot bring anyone to come and do the work,” he said.

Mr. Tangombu was hopeful that once the Minister is hauled to Parliament, he would be able to give the true state of the facility in Navrongo.

It would be recalled that the CEO of Kassena Nankana Utd, Cherry Azanlerigo Mboma, speaking on Sports Chat on A1 Radio when asked about the state of the Navrongo Multipurpose stadium said, “the story hasn’t changed, it’s still the same story and more to the point the stadium is still locked up and upon listening to the deputy youth and sports minister on Kessben TV some days ago and per what he said, the completion of the Navrongo Multi-purpose stadium is not coming anytime soon.”

He made it clear that the government is fully aware of the Navrongo Multi-purpose stadium and is doing its best to raise some money to complete the stadium. Therefore the Navrongo stadium is out of their reach for use this year.

Mboma added that as Management, they have given out the team as an investment package to partners to come in, knowing very well that the team cannot play here in the Region, there are a series of partners who are coming on board that will take charge of the affairs of the team, and for that matter, the team is moving outside the Region. The partners are ready to invest in the team but they cannot play in the Region.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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