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Mr Adamu Dasaana, Wa West District Chief Executive (DCE), has rejected two out of four projects scheduled for handing over based on some glaring defects on them.

Mr Dasaana, who also expressed worry over the delay in completing the projects, issued a two-week ultimatum to the contractors, namely; Tivoliyela company limited and Suntumo company limited to fix the defects and report back for the handing over.

The two rejected projects are a community-based health planning services (CHPS) compound constructed at the cost of 87,000 Ghana cedis for Jenbob community and a 70,000 Ghana cedis 3-unit classroom block for Eggu Junior High School (JHS).

The other projects that were handed over for use are four semi-detached teachers’ quarters at the cost of over 200,000 Ghana cedis at Tindoma and a 3-unit classroom block at Kantu costing 87,000 Ghana cedis.

Three of the projects, namely; the CHPS compound at Jenbob and the two 3-units classroom blocks at Kantu and Eggu were funded by the District Development Fund (DDF) while the four semi-detached teachers’ quarters at Tindoma was constructed with funds from the Ghana Educational Trust Fund (GETFund).

Mr Dasaana said he rejected the projects based on personal observations when he was conducted round to have a look at the projects before handing over.

Some members of the beneficiary communities had earlier raised concerns about the rejected projects.

The DCE said he believed the projects consultant, A and Q consultancy firm shirked its responsibility along the line resulting in the poor delivery by the two contractors.

He called on project consultants to play their supervisory role very well to ensure contractors do not compromise on quality.

Earlier, the Mr Dasaana made a stopover at Lassia-Tuolu Senior High School (SHS) where he inspected a one mile square fence wall, a headmasters’ bungalow, an administration block, a boys dormitory and a two semi-detached teachers’ bungalow.

Mr Emmanuel Banonwie, Assistant Headmaster in charge of Administration, commended government for the projects, adding that they would certainly boost the school’s infrastructure needs when all were completed.

He said the school, however, lacked a strong official vehicle for the headmasters’ day-to-day running of the administration and appealed to government, benevolent individuals and institutions to come to the aid of the school.

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