By Jerry Akornor 

Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Henry Quartey says the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) has a duty to coordinate, monitor, and evaluate ongoing projects in line with government's agenda to speed up development within the GA East Municipality. 

Hon. Henry Quartey is fast becoming a household name in the Greater Accra Region for his spirited commitment to 'Make Greater Accra Work' just within two (2) months in office. 

According to Hon. Quartey, he is determined to see Accra live up to expectations of Ghanaians by making sure that his outfit, agencies, institutions, and personnel within his jurisdiction excellently execute their mandates.

As part of his regular field activities, the minister toured some parts of the Region, including the Ga East Municipality.

Addressing the media on Friday, 30th April, 2021 after inspecting the progress of works at GA East Municipality, the former lawmaker Hon. Quartey Minister said this to the media "were are there to coordinate, monitor and evaluate works that are ongoing in the region".

The Minister who was accompanied by the Regional Coordinating Director (RCD), Madam Felicia Dapaah, was warmly welcomed by the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon Janet Tulasi Mensah, together with the Secretary of the Dome-Kwabenya Constituency NPP, Mr. Theophilus Larbi, and his Deputy, Otu Michael, the Women's Organizer, Madam Afriyie, Presiding Member (PM) of the Ga East Municipal Assembly, Hon. Jesse Nii Noi Anum, and the Municipal Coordinating Director (MCD), Mrs. Vera Akuffo Mante.

The Municipal Urban Roads Engineer (MURE), Aboagye Foster, led the Hon. Minister to inspect, monitor, and evaluate the progress of the 4km-road project at Atomic Hills, Presby Church area.

He stressed the need for constant monitoring and evaluation of works in the Region in order to ensure prudent use of the taxpayers money.

"We want the Contractors to construct roads that will last long and not develop potholes within a short period and make taxpayers complain. All we expect is value for money and quality of work. Our core mandate as RCC is to coordinate, monitor, and evaluate their work and not to terminate contracts. We can do by recommending but that's the last resort. If we see something is not being done right, then we point out to them to correct it, as I just did", Hon. Quartey said.

Hon. Quartey was impressed with the pace of work, given that the Contractor, Mid West Construction Works, started barely three (3) months ago.

"They have shown us the work they're doing, about 6.7km road project (4km at Ashongman Estate, 2.7km at Musuko, Montessori School area) and as of now they have done over 4km within just about four months so it's very encouraging. I've to see the job the Contractors have done before I can endorse their certificates for payment otherwise you would come later and realize the work has not been done to expectation", the Hon. Regional Minister stated.

"We want to protect the Government and the taxpayers money so we're here to ensure the right thing is done. We have to ensure that the 'Year of Roads' promised by President materializes and it behoves us to make it happen and that's why we're here", he added.

The Hon. Greater Accra Regional Minister earlier visited the Okai-Kwei North and Adentan Municipalities.

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