The Association of the Building and Civil Engineering Contractors of Ghana says it has put measures in place to commence a nationwide demonstration should government fail to pay arrears owed them by 26th June, 2019.
This comes after an earlier press conference this month where members of the association demanded payments of work they had done.
According to them, failure from government to honour their certificates of payment by the set deadline will lead to a nationwide demonstration of taking over, blocking access and locking up all the school facilities and other infrastructure edifices built by the affected contractors.
In an interview with Citi Business News, National President of the Association of the Building and Civil Engineering Contractors, Prosper Ledi said all Regional Chairmen must as a matter of urgency start mobilizing member contractors and artisans within the regions to be in readiness for the demonstration.
“Contractors have not been paid for work done, and it affecting their lives. We are still within our time frame which is on the 26th of June, 2019 and we hope that before the time will be due, the government would have paid us.”
He added, “It is not in the interest of anybody, it is not in the interest of the government or contractors to go on demonstration but the contractors need to be paid. We know the government is a listening one and we hope they will listen to us and pay the contractors so that contractors can go about their normal duties”.