The paramount chief of Tolon traditional area Major Rtd. Sulemana Abukari has lamented over the abandoned road projects in the area, expressing worry that information reaching him indicates the contractor used the money meant for the projects to marry a second wife.
He made the comments when he was speaking exclusively to ghdominancenews.com at his palace on January 9, 2022 when the team visited him over complaints by some angry residents of Tolon.
According to Naa Major Rtd. Sulemana, the people of Tolon are so angry that he had to calm them down when they planned to stage a demonstrations over the lackadaisical attitude of the contractors towards the works within the Tolon traditional area.
“When the contract was awarded to the contractor, Alhaji Mashud Salifu COP, he came to inform me about it, and said he didn’t have money to start the project. I took it upon myself to ensure the authority gave him the money, which was done”, the chief said.
“The work began to stall, when I made my checks,I was told he used the money to marry a second wife. My sources told he has been paid on three (3) different occasions, but he has decided to abandon the work. The last time he came to me with a brand new Benz car, but I sacked him, warning him not to step foot here again”, Tolon Naa added.
Corroborating the chief’s statement, the assemblyman for Nayili Fong Electoral Area in the Tolon district, Mohammed Abdul Somed Chentiwuni said total length of road GOP construction firm by Alhaji Mashud COP is working on is 5.10 kilometers, which all fall under his jurisdiction.
He also used the opportunity to call on the government and member of parliament for the, Alhaji Habib Iddris to pay the other contractor assigned to work on the main road passing through the Tolon township.
The assemblyman said the people of the area were told it would take the contractor one (1) week to execute the project, only for him to spend more than five (5) months without doing anything on the road.