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Enhancing collaboration among clients, contractors and consultants on Ghanaian construction projects

By | 2018-06-22T13:55:08+00:00 May 8th, 2018|News|

Collaboration among key stakeholders is essential to the success of construction projects all over the world. Project participants have all agreed that collaboration among clients, contractors and consultants is one of the important ingredients for successful contracts and good contractual relationships.

Unfortunately, in Ghana there seems to be a complete disregard or ignorance of the provisions of the contract concerning the relationship among these stakeholders. This is seen especially between the main contractor and consultants resulting sometimes in a situation where some consultants are tempted to think that the main contractor is a subordinate to them and they treat them as […]

COTVET to amend regulations to meet TVET demands

By | 2018-06-22T13:51:49+00:00 April 30th, 2018|News|

The Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) will amend its regulations, by end of this year, to meet current demands in the technical educational sector.

The amendment, COTVET explained, will be aligned with government’s transformational agenda to meet existing demands, guidelines and materials used in teaching and learning in the country’s technical educational sector.

Recent concerns expressed by captains of industry are that graduates from most technical and vocational training institutions across the country do not meet the technical demands and skills requirement of the job.

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Government urged to establish Construction Council

By | 2018-06-22T13:53:44+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|News|

Mr. Rockson Kwesi Dogbegah, Chairman Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) Construction Sector, has appealed to the government to establish a Construction Council to help strengthen and promote the Ghanaian construction industry.

He said the industry was suffering quality and performance constraints as a result of weak skills especially among artisans and that there was a dire need for sector-wide skills development.

He made the call when he delivered a paper titled, ‘A Case for Sector Skills Councils in Ghana’ last Thursday at a consultative breakfast meeting with industry stakeholders.

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PPA to accept bid declaration as option or replacement of bid securities

By | 2018-06-22T13:55:56+00:00 March 26th, 2018|News|

There is good news for the Construction Sector in Ghana as the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) has responded favorably to the call of AGI Construction Sector for Stakeholders to accept the use of Bid Declaration Forms as an option or replacement of Bid Securities.

This promising response from PPA was evident in a just ended Stakeholder Consultation Workshop organized by the PPA held on March 13th, 2018 at the Airport West Hotel to review draft regulations on the Public Procurement Act, 2003, Act 663 as amended.

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Develop synergies to help gov’t achieve industrial revolution

By | 2018-06-22T13:48:28+00:00 March 7th, 2018|News|

Government’s plans of industrializing the country will involve the built environment players who are key stakeholders which therefore call for the need to develop the appropriate synergies to help the government achieve its aim, Mr. Rockson Dogbegah chairman of the Association of Ghana Industries, AGI, Construction sector chair has said.

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Is It A Crime To Pay Interest On Delayed Payments To Contractors?

By | 2018-06-22T13:45:39+00:00 February 28th, 2018|News|

Payment of interest on delayed payment is one of the vital compensations provided in contracts to protect the capital investment of contractors and sustain their cost of financing when the payment due them is delayed.
This also ensures that the contractor is able to maintain his arrangements with his creditors or renegotiate with them for continuous supply of requisite inputs to ensure that construction projects are completed with quality within the stipulated period without disruption.

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Is Ghana’s construction sector growing to the ‘detriment’ of local industry?

By | 2018-06-22T13:46:57+00:00 February 12th, 2018|News|

The construction sector, over years, has grown averagely at an estimated rate of 7 percent annually from 2009 to the third quarter 2017.

However, how much of this growth cannot be credited to indigenous Ghanaian companies in the country?

Most of the big ticket construction works are being carried out by means of foreign direct investment (FDI), which comes along with its own conditions.

Local construction industry players, for years, have incessantly complained of not being able to get a fair chunk of business within the sector.

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Contractors want law to back interests on delayed payments

By | 2018-06-22T13:14:01+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|News|

Contractors in Ghana want government to pass a law that will enforce the payment of interests on delayed payments for public construction works.

They argue that they are overburdened with high interest rates on loans from banks and often lose out when payments are delayed without interest.

For instance, government’s indebtedness to road contractors is estimated at 600 million Ghana cedis.

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Pass Construction Industry Development Authority bill

By | 2018-06-22T13:13:27+00:00 November 7th, 2017|News|

Mr. Rockson Kwesi Dogbegah, Chairman Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) Construction Sector, has called on government to pass the Construction Industry Development Authority (CIDA) bill to regulate activities in the construction industry. He said this is necessary to help build an “indigenised globally competitive construction industry that promotes excellence and supports national development”.

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