THE Chairman of the Brong Ahafo Regional branch of the Association of Road Contractors (ASROC), Mr Daniel Armah, has appealed to the government, as a matter of urgency, to release funds for the payment of contractors in the region.
According to him, some members of the association in the region had not been paid for the jobs that they had executed since 2008, and that was seriously affecting them to the extent that some of them were laying off their workers.
Mr Armah made the appeal at the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected six-member executive of the association in Sunyani, performed by a Sunyani-based legal practitioner, Mr Alex Amponsah of Adom Consult.
The executive members are Mr Daniel Armah, Chairman; Mr George Damoah, Vice-Chairman; Nana Offeh Atakorah, Treasurer; Kwame Agyarko Nkrumah, Technical Advisor, and two non-executive members, namely Messrs Paul Yaw Ofosu and Thomas Kwame Ankamah.
The Secretary to the executive council is Madam Esther Amankwaa.
Mr Armah also called on members of the association in the region who had not been paid since 2008 to submit their names to his outfit to enable the executive to follow up for payment by the Road Fund.
He said the new executive members were ready to accept constructive criticisms and suggestions, adding that they would move the association forward.
Mr Armah, therefore, urged members of the association not to hesitate to contact the office when they needed any form of assistance.
He further admonished members of the association in the region to unite so that they would be able to present a united front to champion their cause in the road construction industry.
Mr Armah appealed to the various splinter groups to come back to their fold to enable the association to present one voice on any issue concerning their welfare and that of the industry to the government.
He thanked the members for the confidence they reposed in them, and pledged to steer the affairs of the association to their expectation.