————By Unue Emake————–
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, Friday commissioned twelve internal roads in capital city Asaba, in order to decongest traffic and boost economic activities in the town in continuation of activities to mark the second year anniversary of his administration.
While speaking to journalists after the commissioning, Governor Okowa stated that the road network would help up-lift the socio-economic activities in the Asaba, and given a facelift to the state capital.
He added that as part of his administration’s efforts to enhance road infrastructure and improve the lives of the citizenry of the state in fulfillment of his SMART agenda, he awarded the road contracts between November and December 2016 and less than a year the roads are been commissioned.
“I believe that when these projects and others at various stages of award and execution are completed, the people of Oshimili South Local Government Area and the entire state will have improved inter-city road transportation that enhances urban growth, communication and re-invigorate commerce and social life in the area”.
While stressing that his administration would fulfill every of its campaign promises despite paucity of funds, the governor commended the youths and people of Oshimili South for partnering with his government in providing an enabling environment for the contractors to work and deliver the projects within the stipulated time.
The roads commissioned included Isioma Onyeobi Way, through the Ngozi Rapu street to Cable Point; Stadium and Capwire road; Odiachi street, Ebenuwa Street, Obi Okolotu / Anthony Anonye Street, Governor Street, and Ojife Street, off Nnebisi road. Others are included Moloko Street, Nduka Illoba Street, and Casloba Crescent, with drains and walk ways.
On the Central Hospital project which he inspected, he disclosed that operations would commence by the end of the year (2017) to provide quality and affordable health services to the people of the state.
According to him; “the contractor has just told us that the hospital project will be completed by November 30th, this project started since 2006 when l was Commissioner for Health, some additions have been added to the contract design and renovations made.” he said, adding that “it will help meet the health needs of the people when completed and would provide all round health services at a cheaper rate to the people.”
Earlier in his remark, the Director General of Delta State Capital Development Territory Agency, Chief Clement Ofuani said that the Okowa administration has carried out massive urban renewal in major towns in the state in fulfillment of its electoral campaign promises to Deltans.
He commended the contractors for delivering quality job within the stipulated time and assured the people of more dividends of democracy from Governor Okowa’s administration.
At the Asagba of Asaba palace where Governor Okowa and his entourage paid a courtesy call, the governor disclosed plans by government to rehabilitate Bonsac, Jesus Saves, and Direct Labour roads, as well as upgrade infrastructure at the Delta State University, Asaba Campus.