Contractors Disappear From 2 Billion Naira Road Project In Awka

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.