DELTA State Governor, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa yesterday inspected some on-going road and market projects in Sapele and Okpe Local Government Areas and urged the contracting firms, especially indigenous construction firms to justify government’s confidence in them.
The governor decried the slow pace of work at some of the road projects and urged the construction firms to speed up their pace to meet the project specifications and time schedule,promising to embark on regular inspection of projects in the state to ensure strict adherence to set standards.
“ I am satisfied with the level of work being done in terms of quality, but the pace of work is actually slow and l did make the comment to the contractor handling the Kpokpogri Okuvo-Opuraja Road, that l believe it can go faster than it is and l have made that known to the contractors and this is the reason why we will be on site as regularly as we can”, Senator Okowa said.
He assured Deltans that rural communities would feel the impact of government in the distribution of projects, explaining that his administration has worked out modalities for the funding of projects to completion and as such, no project would be abandoned.
At the 3.7km Amukpe – Okirigwe – AT&P Road dualization project with walkways and drains, Senator Okowa commended the quality of work and called on the contractor to speed up the pace of work on the project.
At the 2.4km Okuvo – Kpokpogri – Opuraja – Iriama Junction Road, where excavation work was on-going, he decried the slow pace of work on the project being handled by a local contracting firm, and called on local contractors to justify government’s confidence in them by living up to expectations.
The governor also inspected the 2.7 km Ejinyere – Orodje Street, road project and Orerokpe Modern Market project
Senator Okowa was accompanied on the inspection visit by the Works Commissioner, Chief James Augoye, Information Commissioner, Mr. Patrick Ukah, Housing Commissioner, Mr. Joseph Ogeh and the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Barr. Mary Iyasere.