Work on the 5 kilometre Ningo-Prampram Coastal Safety undertaking is sort of 50 per cent full.
In response to Osei Sarpong, Venture Supervisor, 24 groynes out of the deliberate 48 had been constructed up to now to cut back, and divert tidal currents which hitherto had been destroying property alongside the shoreline.
A groyne is a inflexible hydraulic construction constructed perpendicularly from an ocean shore or a river financial institution, interrupting water stream and limiting the motion of sediment.
He was talking at Prampram within the Better Accra Area yesterday when the Parliamentary Committee on Works and Housing inspected the undertaking.
The committee additional inspected work on the Dansoman sea defence wall which was 95 per cent full.
The remaining 24, if approval was given for work to start within the coming weeks, Mr Sarpong mentioned, can be accomplished by October subsequent yr.
“We’re awaiting instruction to start the following 50 per cent of the undertaking. We’d like the instruction as shortly as attainable as a result of at the moment, we have now idle tools,” he said.
He mentioned groyne was the popular design for the GH¢393 million undertaking attributable to its optimistic environmental affect on the turtle inhabiting the shoreline of the world.
Initially, Mr Sarpong indicated that fifty groynes spaced 100 metres aside had been designed for building however was lowered to 48 to be spaced into 200 metres after evaluate by the marketing consultant.
He was, nonetheless, involved concerning the steady sand successful alongside the Prampram shoreline by the indigenes saying that “the observe threatens the sustainability of the undertaking.”
Moreover, the Venture Supervisor mentioned money stream from the federal government and the usage of the shoreline for open defecation by the residents was the primary problem going through the contractors.
Regardless of the present challenges, he famous that aside from defending the shoreline and the livelihood of the folks, the undertaking had employed 30 of the locals primarily as tools operators.
Mr Vincent Oppong Asamoah, Rating Member of the Committee, appealed to authorities to expedite fee to contractors.
He defined that delays in fee to the contractors had been prone to end in value overrun of the undertaking.
He bemoaned the usage of sole sourcing procurement technique for the award of undertaking contracts saying that “it’s important authorities targeted on aggressive bidding to make sure the undertaking is executed by extremely certified and deserving contractors for an assured high quality of labor.”
Mr Asamoah defined that such a transfer would additionally guarantee worth for cash within the growth of initiatives
Dr Patrick Boakye-Yiadom, a member of the committee and Member of Parliament of Obuasi East Constituency tasked the contractors to take up the suggestions made and work to ship high quality undertaking.
FROM CLAUDE NYARKO ADAMS, PRAMPRAM