Plateau Govt. assures contractors of prompt payment


The Plateau Government on Friday assured contractors handling its 22 Legacy Projects of prompt payment toward their timely completion.

The state Commissioner of Information and Communication, Mr Dan Manjang, gave the assurance in Dengi in Kanam Local Government Area of the state during a tour of the Legacy projects in Plateau Central Zone comprising Mangu, Kanam, Kanke, Pankshin and Bokkos local government areas.

“We have the whole sum of N29 billion sourced for the 22 Legacy projects spread across the 17 local government areas of the state, and we wouldn’t want to owe any contractor,” Manjang said.

That the commissioner was responding to a complaint raised by one of the contractors, one Salihu, who said that he was not paid for the past three months.

Manjang explained that “Gov. Lalong’s administration is very serious about completing all the legacy projects before the end of his tenure, and wouldn’t want any hiccup”.

“So, it is not in our character to deny any contractor of any payment. We have the money very ready for the projects, ” he said.

He advised the contractor to go the State Ministry of Works and lay his complaint and get his money without any delay.

The projects inspected by Manjang, his Health Counterpart, Dr Nimkong Lar, state Director-General of Research, Planning and Documentation, Prof. John Wade, and a team of Journalists, were 10 in number.

They include a Model JSS School, Dengi (Kanam), A 60 bed renovated General Hospital, Kwol (Kanke), a Model Primary School (Kanke), Government College, Pankshin, a 200 bedGeneral Hospital, Mangu and Potatoes Value Chain Centre, (Mangu)

Others are: Potatoes Value Chain Centre (Pankshin), Renovated Water treatment Plant, Pankshin, Potatoes Value Chain, Bokkos, and General Hospital, Bokkos.