Contractors Call For Regulatory Board

Key players in the construction industry have intensified their push for an industry development board which will regulate the affairs of the industry. The Association of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors of Ghana has said there is an increasing need for the industry to be regulated to ensure players act professionally to improve service delivery. The association is concerned about increasing reports of deaths and injuries at construction sites which it said could be avoided if contractors and other workers are duly licensed to operate. “Now with the coming of the new minister for water resources, works and housing, we are yet to approach him with the proposals. In other jurisdiction, the issue of health and safety is top priority,” Rockson Dogbegah the Technical Committee Chairman of the group, told Citi Business News. He, however, said this is not the case in Ghana. The group asked for government's help to regulate the environment in such a way that contractors could protect their work and ensure the safety of others.