Leaders want more money

National, Normal

The National, Monday February 17th, 2014

 LEADERS in Kundiawa say the progress of a road project had been affected by the lack of support from the Joint District Planning and Budget Priority Committee.

Siune Kua, the project’s public relations officer, said the road, which was built 17 years ago, had never been upgraded.

The Central Supplies and Tenders Board awarded a K25m contract to Shorncliffe to upgrade the road two years ago.

Kua is the elder brother of Minister for Justice and Attorney-General Kerenga Kua. His role is to negotiate with landowners the use of their land for the road.

He said locals demanded money when trees were felled or streams diverted.

“The people demand all sorts of compensation delaying construction. We fought to move the project,” Kua said. “I believe that K25m is small and should be increased to K60m because the terrain is bad. We spent six month just on excavation alone. That’s why we exhausted funds,” he said