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Contractors Critique Projects
Posted on: 11-Sep-2012         Source: dailyguideghana.com
A number of companies have come together to support this year’s National Contractors Excellence Awards slated for November 9.

However, most practitioners are unhappy with substandard projects being carried out.

Andrea Orlandi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Royal Aluminium Systems, who recently presented a cheque for GH˘15,000 towards the holding of the awards, said in order to cut cost, some contractors had resorted to low quality products.

He condemned the practice and urged contractors to aspire to carry out quality jobs.

Ben Appah, CEO of B. Appah Electricals Limited, who presented GH˘10,000 towards the event at a separate event, said the drive to discourage shoddy works was a worthy cause and urged contractors to embrace the initiative.

Theophilus Mensah, Deputy Managing Director in charge of Finance and Administration at Tropical Cable & Conductors Limited, said the use of cheap and substandard products was a contributory factor.

Presenting a cheque for GH˘5000 towards the event, he said quality should at all times be ensured to promote excellence.

Mr. Mensah urged the Association of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors of Ghana (ABCECG), which is championing the awards, to work hard to promote quality.

He also asked government to support the growth of the construction industry through prompt payment for work done.