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Adwoa Safo directs MMDAs to halt reckless abrogation of contracts

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SOURCE: Ghana MyJoyonline-The Minister of state responsible for Public Procurement, Sarah Adwoa Safo has directed Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to immediately stop terminating contracts signed by their predecessors.

Ms. Safo has further directed that all queries on some of these contracts should be referred to her office for further investigations and recommendations before any action is tak

Her concerns follow recent media reports regarding abrogation of Government contracts by Chief Executives of some of the MMDAs soon after they took office a couple of weeks ago.

The Minister in a statement has advised heads of departments within the MMDAs to refer all such questionable contracts to her office for advice.

The Member of Parliament for Dome-Kwabenya Constituency of Accra said, although she does not doubt the competencies of officials at the MMDAs, she believes the best way to handle such situations is to seek legal and expert advice before a decision is reached.

Adwoa Safo noted that the move, will prevent any unnecessary legal battles between government and contractors which could spark needless and avoidable payment of judgement debts.