The Anambra State governor, Mr. Peter Obi, has directed all contractors handling road and bridge projects across the state to accelerate pace of work for timely completion of such projects.
The call was as a result of the absence of contractors at the Okpuno – Achalla road project.
Governor Obi was at Okpuno-Achalla to inspect the ongoing road construction at Okpuno-Urum-Isuaniocha-Achalla road in Awka North Local Government Area.
He expressed dissatisfaction with the way the designated contractor was handling the project.
Among the projects inspected was the 20 kilometer stretch of Okpuno to Achalla road flagged off in early November. The construction of the road project is said to cost the state government over two billion Naira.
However, the contractors commissioned to handle the project and fully mobilised were nowhere to be found.
The governor read the riot act to all contractors handling any project across the state. He demanded that they should be more aggressive in the execution of the projects to meet the expectations of the government and the benefitting communities.
At Obizi Bridge at Isiagu – Umuawulu road, Awka North Local Government Area, work was ongoing and the contractor was on ground supervising the construction.
The governor, while inspecting the quality and extent of work done, said the project would be providing the first access road to all the communities in the area. He also explained that government would be executing other major projects in the area including the civil servants estate which would be flagged off soon.
The bridge is 35 metres long and construction costs 350 million Naira for construction due to the difficult terrain in Isiagu.
Anambra state governor, Mr. Peter Obi, has launched a unique social security scheme of one billion naira welfare package for over thirty thousand non pensionable indigent senior citizens of above 75 years of age and above in the state.
The scheme which provides the initial one billion naira has been passed into law by the state House of Assembly under the Anambra state Indigent Relief Law and covers a period of six months with effect from July first to December, 2013.
The event which took place at the place at the Women Development Center, Awka, presented the governor with the opportunity to enkindle hope in the hearts of the ageing men and women that came for the occasion.
Launching the Indigent Adult Welfare Scheme, the governor announced that the initial one billion naira provided for the project would cover from July to December this year having been signed into law by the State House of Assembly.
He said the state has a special account for the project in which his administration has saved enough for the first six months and would continue to save in order that the scheme does not die or suffer set back in any way even as he was not aiming at encumbering his successor.
He assured the people of the sound planning policy of his administration which translated to necessary measures that would ensure continuity and sustainability of projects initiated by him.
Residents of Ebenebe in Anambra State can now beam with smiles as the Governor Peter Obi bridged the gap between Ebenebe and other environs with a bridge which the residents pleaded for from the Governor Peter Obi administration.
The residents cross over the Izu river with canoes for a longtime but the Governor ended their worries.