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Please adhere to on-site health and safety protocols

By Vaseline May30,2024

General News of Thursday, May 30, 2024

Source: Ministry of Works and Housing


Minister of Labor and Housing, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah with GNFS officials during a site visit Minister of Labor and Housing, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah with GNFS officials during a site visit

Minister of Works and Housing, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has issued a strict directive requiring contractors across the country to strictly adhere to health and safety protocols at construction sites.

This call came during his recent inspection of key projects in Abuakwa North Municipality where he stressed the importance of maintaining high safety standards to protect workers.

During the visit, Minister Oppong Nkrumah expressed deep concern over the perceived neglect of safety equipment and protocols among workers at various construction sites.

“The Ministry’s Labor Inspection Unit has noted a worrying trend of disregard for safety equipment among workers. It is imperative that contractors ensure that all workers are equipped with appropriate safety equipment to prevent injuries or fatalities on site,” said Oppong Nkrumah .

He emphasized that maintaining high safety standards is not only a legal obligation, but also a moral obligation to protect the lives and well-being of workers.

“The health and safety of our employees must be our top priority. I urge all contractors to strictly adhere to safety regulations,” he added.

Minister Oppong Nkrumah’s inspection tour covered several key projects in Abuakwa North Municipality. One of the highlights was the recently completed Bridge over the Birim River, a vital infrastructure project aimed at reducing the risk of flooding in Kyebi and the surrounding area.

The Birim River had previously overflowed its banks, causing significant disruption and displacement within the city.

During the inspection, the minister reiterated the importance of maintaining the river to prevent future flooding. He ordered the Hydro Authority to urgently dredge and remove silt from the river to ensure smooth passage of water.

In addition, Minister Oppong Nkrumah visited the site of the ongoing construction of a modern community market center and fire training school, both of which are nearing completion. These projects are expected to strengthen local trade and improve emergency response capabilities in the region.

The Minister was impressed with the progress of the work, but emphasized the need for timely completion. “I have directed the contractors to work diligently to meet project deadlines. These facilities are critical to the development of our community and must be completed on time,” he said.

He reiterated government’s commitment to expediting construction works in Kyebi and other regions, stressing that the Ministry of Works and Housing is closely monitoring all ongoing projects to ensure they meet quality standards and timelines.

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