Government has banned the non-performing contractors rehabilitating the Njala University campus.
A release from State House yesterday stated that Government has observed with dissatisfaction, not withstanding efforts made for the rehabilitation of Njala campus to ensure the relocation of its students, some contractors charged with the responsibility have not treated the matter with the seriousness and urgency it deserves.
The release further stated that the contractors on several occasions had meetings with the President who is the University Chancellor to ensure that the funds being released are utilized for the purpose for which they were meant and to accelerate their pace.
“It is disheartening that notwithstanding His Excellency’s personal intervention, the work at the Njala University Campus site has been going on at a snail’s pace” the release states. The release continued that “Against this background, Government is constrained to announce for the information of all Ministries, Departments, Agencies and Parastatals in particular, and the public in general, that the under-mentioned companies, which have failed to complete their contracts at the Njala University Campus, Njala, according to agreed deadlines, have been barred, forthwith, from participating in any government-sponsored bidding processes until such contracts at Njala have been certified as fully completed, failing which further stringent actions will be considered:
1.SAGLEN / SKY Construction 11 Byrne Street Freetown
2.International Procurement & Construction Services (IPCS) 8 ECOWAS Street Freetown
3.SALVIN Engineering Services 3 ECOWAS Street Freetown
4.SKY Construction 11 Byrne Street, Kingtom