The National Youth Authority (NYA) has expressed it displeasure about the slow pace of work on the 5,000-capacity Youth Resource Centre to promote sporting activities and youth development at Dunkwa-on-Offin in the Central Region.
It stated that it would not hesitate to terminate the contract if the contractors failed to step up work because government had not defaulted in releasing funds for the project.
However, Mr. Stephen Ananing, site Engineer, gave the assurance that the project would be completed on schedule and quality would not be compromised.
The NYA expressed the disappointment when its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Sylvester Tetteh, led Board Members of the Authority to inspect the progress of work at the site.
The initial nine months duration of the first phase of the project, which started in May 2018 had to be extended to June this year due to the topography of the site and the heavy rainfall pattern in the area, among other issues.
“We have been to other regions where work is satisfactory but I must say that we are disappointed with the progress of work here”, Mr Tetteh stated.
“This is a contractual obligation and there are time lines”, he added.
Mr Tetteh reiterated government’s commitment towards providing avenues to develop the talents and skills of the youth to enable them to participate effectively in national development of the Country.
Ms Francisca Oteng Mensah, Chairperson of the NYA Board also expressed disappointment at the pace of work and cautioned the contractor to deliver quality work and on time.
The facility includes an ultra-modern sports stadium with indoor games facilities, an Information, Communication and Technology Centre, a Cafeteria and Restaurant and a Counseling Centre.