Commissioner tasks contractors to finish jobs within 3 months
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query_builder December 13, 2017 16:25:37

By Ekwughe Gladys Obianuju

Awka, Dec. 13, 2017 -- Contractors biding to execute the 3rd phase of the rural works in towns in Anambra have been given three months to mobilise and the complete jobs.

The Commissioner for Power and Domestic Water Development, Anambra State, Mr Obi Nwankwo said this while declaring open the bid exercise for the rural works at Government House, Awka.

The Commissioner was represented by Mr Douglas Mba, a Permanent Secretary in the Ministry.

Mr Obi said: ``although they are tasked to complete the jobs timely, they should as well maintain high quality in job execution, to avoid revocation of such jobs without payment’’.

He noted that the rural works contracts were European Union (EU) and United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) assisted projects.

These are jobs that should not have any delays in payment as contractors would receive their payment immediately after the jobs would have been supervised and certified good.

``It is good for the contractors to display honest in doing jobs, so they will continue to be recommended in subsequent jobs of the ministry,” Mr Obi added.

Earlier in an address, the Programme Manager, Rural Water and Sanitation Supply Agency (RUWASSA), Mr Victor Ezekwo said the procurement of bids was done creditably, stressing that they were expected to maintain excellence in job executions.

Mr Ezekwo noted that the contractors who executed the Ministry’s rural works phase one and two will do the third phase as a result of their good jobs.

He adds: ``the jobs can be revoked without paying the contractor if we notice any use of substandard materials in sinking the bore-holes and toilet facilities’’.

The representative of UNICEF A-field officer, Mr Tony Adisa said that RUWASSA has continuously maintained high level of professionalism in procurement of bids in the state.

He, then, enjoined other ministries and agencies to guided by RUWASSA in procurement.