———–By Unue Emeka———-
Delta State government has assured Deltans that any defect noticed on the roads commissioned recently by the state government will be fixed by the contractors of such roads without any cost to the government.
The State Commissioner for information, Mr Patrick Ukah gave the assurance in a statement signed by his Media Assistant, Mr. Sam Ijeh, on Tuesday, in Asaba, Delta state capital, explained that in all the contracts, there is what is known as Defect Liability Period which usually lasts for 12 months.
According to him during this period, “any defect detected is liable to be corrected by the contractor without added costs to the state government.”
The statement added; “With the advent of the raining season and its associated heavy downpour, we have, like most Deltans, witnessed some roads give in to the forces of nature.
“We do understand the concerns of Deltans and we assure them that the failed parts of all completed road projects have been fixed, or are either being addressed or will be addressed once the rain subsides.”
The statement emphasized that the state government has not commenced work on the Enerhen Road Junction in Effurun, but the State Executive Council has given directive that as soon as the rains subside, the failing section of the road should be scoped and rigid concrete pavement be done on that section of the road.
On Ekakpramre/Ekrokpe/Usiefrun/ Orhonwonron Road in Ughelli South/Udu Local Government Areas, the statement explained that it is not true that the road has been abandoned as the contractor has commenced work and have done over 600 metres of overlay.
“The contractor however made a proposal that due to the rains, he has to suspend work and it will commence as soon as the rain subsides and the state government has accepted the proposal.
“We are using this medium to plead with Deltans to be patient with the Okowa-led Government and to remain positive that ‘prosperity for all Deltans’ is on course,” the statement added.