As Works Minister Warns… Road Contractors In Trouble

By Francis Macauley (Works P. R. O)

Works and Public Assets Minister, Peter Bayuku Konteh has said that any road Contractor who fails to fully comply with the terms and conditions of its contract will be prosecuted and blacklisted publicly.

He made this statement whilst addressing Contractors who are undertaking roads projects countrywide at a well attended meeting held at the ministry’s conference room, New England in Freetown.

Mr Konteh further stated that the progress of Sierra Leone highly depends on that sector and believes all stakeholders should work as a team and create what he referred to as ‘professional institutional relationship.’

The focus of government, he said, is to construct strategic roads that will have economic value and not politically motivated projects, adding that his ministry will work in close collaboration with the Sierra Leone Roads Authority (S.L.R.A) in selecting roads that need construction work.

He further pointed out that his expectation of these projects costs will have to be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound (SMART) without variation for additional cost and of quality service which will be mandatory.

Director General SLRA, Amara Kanneh also talked about the financial and physical variation which brings about delay with the implementation of the payment.