The acting Administrator of the Minerals Development Fund (MDF), Dr Noriss Hammah, has warned that the fund would not compromise on shoddy works on projects in the various communities.
He, therefore, urged contractors and
their agents working on MDF projects to follow specifications and schedule.
Dr Hammah made this point on Friday,
during an inspection of the second phase of a four-unit classroom block with
ancillary facilities at the Prestea Senior High School, in the Prestea-Huni
Valley Municipal Assembly of the Western Region.
The project is being executed by
Messrs Willcorner Enterprise, and funded by the MDF at the cost of GH₵ 300,000.
Part of the block has been used for a
science laboratory, but the furniture showed poor finishing.
The laboratory stools with poor sand paper
work, wobbled while the slabs also showed poor alignment and finishing, with
cracks on the surface.
Noting that the structure of the
building was good, Dr Hammah, was, however, unhappy with the quality of some of
the fittings, and, therefore, encouraged works department at the assembly and
the contractor to ensure quality work.
He also directed the works department
to conduct effective inspection on MDF projects.
He said it was important that the
fund delivered good and quality services that would be long-lasting and also serve
the needs of the communities.
Dr Hammah encouraged the assemblies
to select good and competent contractors to work on projects to ensure good
“You can deliver two classrooms and
do it well than working on multiple projects and not getting the value for
money. We need quality work on MDF projects,”
the MDF Administrator stressed.
He mentioned that MDF projects were
tailored to meet the specific needs of the communities.
The Assistant Works Engineer, Mr
Michael Osei Antwi, pledged to ensure that the various defects were corrected.
In an interview with journalists, the
Assistant Headmaster, Bless Kodjo Katamani, applauded the MDF for the project
and hoped that it would promote the teaching of science in the school.
FROM CLEMENT ADZEI BOYE, PRESTEA
Pic 1 : The new classroom block for
Prestea Senior High School
Pi2 2 shows Acting MDF Administrator
Dr Noriss Hammah in an interview with journalists
Pic 3,2,5 shows The stools with poor
sandpaper work and cracks in the slabs
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