Government has directed that the award of new road maintenance contracts across the country be suspended until further notice.
A private mail dated May 7, 2021 from the Ministry of Roads and Highways to all Regional Directors of the Department of Urban Roads instructed that all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies be informed about the directive.
“Management has been instructed not to award any Routine or Periodic Maintenance Contracts till further notice.
“You are therefore to take note and abide by this directive.
“Kindly inform all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies within your jurisdiction to obey this directive from the Ministry of Roads and Highways.
“As a consequence, any Payment Certificate received for a new contract shall be returned immediately to its original source”, the mail reads.