It would be recalled that the Presiding Member of the Builsa South District Assembly, John Peter Apaabey, argued customs and norms within the traditional setting should not be mixed with official duties expected to be executed by individuals and companies.
He made this claim in response to the suspension of the Chuchuliga-Sandema-Wiega Fumbisi road construction project as a result of the passing of the MD of MyTurn Construction Limited.
He made these comments when he spoke to Mark smith on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show on October, 2022.
“I was arguing that we need to as Ghanaians look at it. We don’t have to combine or mix culture with official duties. So, I questioned that if My Turn was a banking institution would the bank be closed because the owner is dead?”
“It was a question no one could offer an answer to. I still want to call on the government and all the stakeholders and all the powers that they have to look at it. We have just 2 years to hit the next election. Let’s not wait until we have 6 months to election and we will be coming back to do these gimmicks, it will not help.”
According to him, since the demise of the MD of the construction firm all equipment and workers have moved from site.
“What I am worried about is that, since then, the work has stalled, and since then, they have packed all the machines into his yard, and they are all locked up. Nothing is going on, nobody is doing any minor work on the road.”
John Apaabey further noted that he raised concern about the leaving of site by the contractor during a stakeholder meeting at the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC). It was disclosed that the family had written to Highways initiating processes to change ownership that would allow the next person to access whatever resources that should be available for the work to continue.
“We attended a meeting during the early part of September at the RCC where we had interactions with Highways Manager, Feeder Roads, Regional Minister and a host of other stakeholders and the information we had was that the family had written to highways initiating processes to change of ownership that would allow the next person to be able to access whatever resources that should be available for the work to continue.”
In a recent interview on the same issue with the DCE for the Builsa South District, Daniel Kwame Gariba, it came to light the situation had not remained the same over the past few months.
Mr. Gariba told A1 Radio’s Mark Smith that there were engagements with the organisation and the Ghana Highway Authority to ensure that the road construction resumes.
“So far, it has been like that. That’s the challenge. We are in talks with the Regional Highways Authority on the way forward to see if they can continue it for us. If the construction cannot continue, then they can advise on the way forward,” he said.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana