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Minister assures contractors of their payment

Posted: Apr 28, 2015 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Mrs. Akon Eyakenyi, has assured contractors who were in the Ministry last week to protest non-payment for work done for the ministry that payment for works done will be made to them as soon as money is received from the Federal Ministry of Finance.

Mrs. Akon Eyakenyi, Minister of Lands and Housing

Mrs. Akon Eyakenyi, Minister of Lands and Housing

The permanent secretary, George Ossi, who stood in for the Minister, invited representatives of the contractors for a dialogue in his office, where he appealed to them to state their cases in a calm atmosphere so that the solution they seek will be approached with decorum.

The contractors stated that they had been informed that while payment for work done in 2014 was paid for, some of them had not received any payment even though they had executed work between 2010 and 2013.

In response, Ossi thanked them for not being riotous, but explained that money that was released in the past, came with specific instruction that contractors who executed jobs relating to the zonal intervention projects in 2014, be paid.

He also informed them that no money has been received from the Ministry of Finance for jobs that they did.

He however assured them that once money is received, they will be duly informed with a view to paying them, adding that his office was open at all times and that he was ready to provide information regarding their payments if and when the need arises.