The Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), James Klutse Avedzi, has advised Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs) against renewing contracts with waste management firm Zoomlion.
He cited the absence of clear benefits and noted that Parliament had endorsed the non-renewal of the waste management company’s contracts.
This warning came after the Fanteakwa South Municipal Assembly failed to provide the necessary documents for renewing its contract with Zoomlion.
Additionally, the committee recommended a comprehensive review of the existing agreements with Zoomlion, as many Assemblies lack transparency regarding the terms of their contracts with the company.
“I am told that there is a clause in the contract that gives automatic renewal. Unless you the assembly will communicate to the company the intention not to renew.
“So go back and read your contract document and then make reference to that clause, and inform Zoomlion that when your contract expires, you will not renew it again. Because you are not deriving any benefits from that, you are just wasting that money.”
Avedzi’s caution is raised in response to increasing concerns regarding the cost-effectiveness and transparency of Zoomlion’s contracts with MMDAs.
Critics have previously contended that the company charges excessive fees for its services and that its contracts are frequently granted without proper due process.