CST Limited, the company contracted to apply rockfall nets on the mountainous Aburi road has rejected claims it was derelict in its duty.
This follows a landslide on the Ayi Mensah-Peduase stretch of the road on Friday that led to temporary traffic diversion on the road. Some motorists were also stranded as a result.
The Aburi mountains have collapsed at both sides and now we’re stuck in between pic.twitter.com/oBejq0Dw98— A. A. A. A. 🇬🇭 (@Mz_Adjei) October 18, 2019
CST Limited said in a release that “the section where the incident occurred…is not part of the area we applied our remedy of anchors and nets.”
“Secondly, the failed section, referred to as section 4A, had a design to prevent this occurrence as it was identified as a risky section but we were given specific instructions not to tackle it by engineers at the Ghana Highway Authority citing cost and variation limitations,” the management of CST wrote.
The company also said its contract has been unlawfully terminated and they are in seeking legal arbitration on the matter.
Read their full release below
The attention of CST Limited has been drawn to the occurrence of a rockfall and mudslide on the Ayi Mensah Peduase road on Friday October 18, 2019.
While CST Limited regrets the unfortunate incident and inconvenience caused pedestrians and motorists, we would like to correct the erroneous impression held by a section of the public which seeks to indicate that this was as a result of dereliction of duty on the part of CST.
CST would therefore want to state the facts of the matter.
Firstly, the section where the incident occurred and which has been reported in the news is not part of the area we applied our remedy of anchors and nets. For the sections we have applied our secondary nets and anchors, we are yet to put primary high tensile nets, drill deeper anchors and construct the drainage channels to complete the design dictate.
Secondly, the failed section, referred to as section 4A, had a design to prevent this occurrence as it was identified as a risky section but we were given specific instructions not to tackle it by engineers at the Ghana Highway Authority citing cost and variation limitations.
CST Limited uses and sources materials of the highest standards for its work and our interventions in the past have prevented the wreaking of havoc caused by slides. All materials used for this project were sourced locally.
It is also instructive to state that all works handled by CST is carried out and supervised by persons with the requisite skills and expertise.
Again, 95% personnel on this project were Ghanaians.
As of now, the contract engaging us to work has been unlawfully terminated and we are seeking legal arbitration on the matter.
CST Limited is an indigenous Ghanaian company in the business of manufacturing Rockfall Nets, Gabion baskets, CST 3D sandwich building panels and a range of wire products.
CST Limited also installs wire products for security, safety and constructional needs as well as intrusion detection systems.