Govt has not paid us for the past 4 years- Men who weed roadside complain

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Single-Man Contractors, a group contracted to weed some principal streets of Accra have complained that for the past four years, the government is yet to pay them.

Due to this, the disgruntled workers have threatened to put down their weapons in the upcoming days and have declared they will use all legal methods to collect their money.

The group’s leadership said they are due money in arrears for three to four years while speaking on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem. Every effort to obtain the funds from the government—through petitions and suggested meetings with the minister of roads, Kwasi Amoako Atta—has failed.

“We have been to the Minister’s office on several occasions and even at one time, there was a heavy police deployment to stop us from entering.

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“But we just want to tell the Minister he can run but cannot hide because we will go to every extent to get our monies. Banks are chasing us over unpaid loans and we are also unable to take care of our families,” the Secretary, Sheriff Alhassan, lamented.

The contractors added they are only demanding what is due them and therefore do not expect anyone to accuse them of an agenda to paint the government black.

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“We have been in this business for a very long time and during Kufuor’s time, the maximum arrears were three months and it came to nine months during Mills and Mahama’s administration.

“But under Akufo-Addo we have not been paid for over three years so what has changed and what exactly is the problem?” an aggrieved member quizzed.



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