ROAD & UTILITY CONTRACTORS obstruct telephony and utility service

June 4, 2020.  The Chairperson of the National Engineering Coordinating Team (NECT), Dr. Ing. Kenneth Ashigbey has noted with concern the disruption in the services by Mobile Telecommunication companies as well as other utility service providers due to the activities of road construction engineers, other utility contractors and consultants.

He said, the National Engineering Coordinating Team with membership of all the agencies is notifying all Road and other Utilities Contactors/Supervising Engineers/Consultants the incessant destruction of utility (telecommunication, Electricity and Water) infrastructure within the road reservation and the need for swift action to correct the situation.

“In these trying times of the COVID – 19 Pandemic, the demand for telecommunications, water and and services have reached a crescendo but the ability of the service providers to provide reliable service to the citizenry is being hampered by the activities of some road and utility contractors. It is essential that all utility lines especially that of the telecommunication, ECG and Ghana water industry is functioning at optimum capacity” said Mr. Ashigbey.

We entreat that you contact the NECT prior to the commencement of any road project to facilitate an inspection of the project with all utility agencies to locate or otherwise their infrastructure and also prepare for relocation.

About the NECT

The National Engineering Coordinating Team (NECT) was established to help coordinate the activities of players in the ROAD RESERVATIONS to ensure development and construction are done in a way that supports the stakeholders and reduces disruption in services by the agencies.

The NECT has representation from both public and private sector players as well as professional institutions that offer critical expert advisory services to the NECT.

NECT aims at;

  1. Achieving encroachment free highways and arterial roads by 2022. (To ensure road safety, reduce travel time, guarantee efficient movement of goods and people to facilitate national development)
  2. Enhancing communication and coordination between Member Agencies to prevent damages caused to utility and road infrastructure  (In order to protect the huge investment made in the road reservations).
  3. Supporting Member Agencies to build strong Institutions.(To discharge their established mandate professionally without fear or favour)


You can contact the NECT on the following numbers for clarification and assistance;

Ing. Alex Kwadwo Asamoah       -        0244-278529

Mrs. Akua Sakyibea Vander-Pallen -   0246-380380



Alex Kwadwo Asamoah

Executive Secretary, NECT