The Chairman, House Committee on Works of the Delta State House of Assembly, Evance Ochuko Ivwurie, presided over the 2018 proposed budget defence of the State Ministry of Works and the Direct Labour Agency (DLA). Mr. Ivwurie also directed the contractors handling the Asaba International Airport to be present at the Airport project site on Wednesday, next week and Okpanam Road Construction / Drainage projects on Thursday at 2.00pm prompt respectively.
Speaking during the budget defence, Mr. Ivwurie who is also the member representing Ethiope East Constituency in the State Assembly said the proposed budget estimate for the Ministry of Works in the year 2018 budget is N49.3 Billion which is earmarked by governor Ifeanyi Okowa to sustain the current momentum of the state Government in infrastructural developmental projects especially the construction of network of rural and urban roads across the state as well as to consolidate on the ongoing rehabilitation works on the deplorable roads in the state.
The house committee chairman, explained that “If we must have quality, standard and effective service delivery to Deltans; the Ministry of Works needs to be well funded and it is indeed well funded by the state Government to deliver exceptional standard quality roads and bridges. This administration of Okowa is people oriented government and development driven with focus on quality service delivery and substantial dividends of democracy to all Deltans,”
Mr. Ivwurie however noted that good roads network is an integral part of good governance and key to economic growth while promising that the Committee will partner with the Ministry of Works to move Delta State to an enviable heights and urged the Ministry of Works and State House Committee on Works to synergize together in moving the State forward.
Meanwhile, the house committee on Works has directed the contractor handling the Asaba Airport project, and the commissioner to appear at the Asaba Airport project site on Wednesday, November 15th 2017 at 2.00pm prompt for an inspection/evaluation of work done so far vis a vis funds released to the contractor.
Also directed was the contractor handling the Okpanam road construction/drainage and Works commissioner to be present at the project site on Thursday, November 16th 2017 at 2.00pm prompt for an inspection/evaluation of work done so far vis a vis fund released to the contractor.
The budget defence was attended by the house committee Chairman on works, Evance Ochuko Ivwurie, his Vice Chairman Oboro Preyor as well as other members, Daniel Mayuku, Olorogun Dennis Omovie, Anthony Elekeokwuri, Emeka Nwobi and Kennedy Daubry.