Enugu Govt. To Complete Link Bridge By February
The Enugu state government has said that by the end of February 2017, it would have completed the construction of Inyaba bridge in Amagunze Nkanu east local government area.
The state Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Patrick Ikpenwa, said when completed, the bridge would be a major link between Enugu east and west, as it is expected to ease traffic and most importantly, better the lives of the people who for decades had been subjected to the use of wooden bridges to access neighbouring communities and carry their farm produce to the market.
“We are working closely with our programmes and just like we have promised in several interviews that we would meet up by the end of February 2017, this bridge will link up Enugu east and west local government and give short access.”
He also noted that as part of the government’s commitment to ensure good governance and rural development, stakeholders in every community have to be involved in order to come up with projects that are vital to them.
According to him, involving people to come up with their desired project is an innovation because it has not been the practice and doing such would make them own it and protect it. Phase two of the project would be coming up soon and they are also expected to benefit from it.
Ikpenwa, however called on the people to be part of the sensitization programme on maintenance of infrastructure to ensure the bridge lives out its lifespan.
Furthermore, he urged them to report any activity that would sabotage the work of the government.
“Every project has its life span. We need to ensure that is achieved so we have given out our numbers. If you notice any crack on our bridges and roads or people abusing it, just call, we will immediately attend to it. We have also set up a surveillance team for better results”, the works Commissioner stated.
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