Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state, in continuation of activities to mark his second year anniversary in office, Friday commissioned twelve internal roads in Asaba Metropolis to decongest traffic and boost economic activities in the town.
According to the governor, the road network would help up-lift the socio-economic activities in the Asaba, and given a facelift to the state capital adding that the construction of these roads was part of his administration’s efforts to enhance road infrastructure and improve the lives of the citizenry as part of his SMART agenda.
“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”.
Okowa who vowed that his administration would fulfil every of its campaign promises despite paucity of funds, commended the youths and people of Oshimili South local government area for partnering with his government in providing an enabling environment for the contractors to work and deliver the projects within the stipulated time.
HardReporters correspondent reports that the governor said the road contracts were awarded between November and December 2016 and it was observed that the roads, 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, Ojife Street, off Nnebisi road, Moloko Street, Nduka Illoba Street, and Casloba Crescent, with drains and walk ways were rehabilitated.
Governor Okowa who also inspected the 12 years old uncompleted Central Hospital project, Asaba, disclosed that the hospital shall commence operations by the end of end 2017 to provide quality and affordable health services to the people of the state.
“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. 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.”
In his remarks, Director General of Delta State Capital Development Territory Agency, Mr. Clement Ofuani said the Okowa administration has carried out massive urban renewal in major towns in the state in fulfillment of its electoral campaign promises to Deltans and commended the contractors for delivering quality job within the stipulated time.
Meanwhile, earlier, Governor Okowa and his entourage paid a courtesy visit on the Asagba of Asaba at his palace. The governor said his administration has concluded plans to carry out rehabilitation on Bonsac, Jesus Saves, and Direct Labour Agency (DLA) roads, as well as upgrade infrastructure at the Delta State University, Asaba Campus.