Okowa Inspects Road Projects In Asaba

Delta Govt. To Partner With NDDC On ProjectsThe Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has inspected various road projects within Asaba Capital Territory, charging construction firms to increase the pace of work on infrastructural projects in the state.

Governor Okowa inspected the Okpanam road and drain projects; the 4.4km Joseph Ebolo and Madonna road and drains project; 1.6km Ojife Street, Nduka Iloba and Casaloba Street.

Other road projects were the 700meters Isioma Onyeobi link road from sand beach through Rapu road to Cable road and the 510 meters Stadium and Cap Wire roads off Nnebisi road in the Asaba Metropolis.

The governor who said his government was determined to take development to the people of the state despite the economic recession, disclosed that a lot of roads and other projects are either on-going or ready for commissioning in April.

According to him “ We have about 398 km roads all through the state and so many projects are ready for commissioning now, from the month of April through May, we will be commissioning a lot of road and school projects”.

While commending the construction firms handling the road projects on the quality and standard of work, Governor Okowa charged them to speed up work so as to meet the time schedule.

At the Okpanam road project, where drainage construction work was on, the Governor stated that the drainage work would be connected and completed before the end of February, emphasizing that the drainage project is very important as it would remove storm water from Asaba.

He stressed that “A lot of work is going on with the drains and l have been assured that in another 10 days the drains will be connected.

“After the connection, we are going to see what happens, when the rain comes and how efficiently the drains will carry the water”

Okowa Calls For Strengthening Of PDP Ahead Of Polls

Delta Govt. To Partner With NDDC On ProjectsThe Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has urged members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to engage in actions that will strengthen the party to enable it emerge victorious in future elections.

Governor Okowa made the call during the Delta North Senatorial meeting of the PDP, held at Ogwashi-Uku, Aniocha South local government area of Delta State.

According to the governor, “We should ensure that there is no more factions in our party, we should be more united and committed to the ideals of the party to enable us win in elections.”

Governor Okowa kicked against segregation in the party, as a result of individual interest for elective offices, noting that such would demoralise the interest of active members of the party.

“Chairmen of the party, especially, at the local government level should not be seen to be identifying with aspirants for elective positions, or seen to be taking sides but should be neutral”.

On the forthcoming local government elections in the state, the governor stated, “It is too early to heat up the state because of elections, there will be no imposition of candidates for elections.”

“Where there is no consensus candidate, there must be primaries for the people’s choice to emerge,” the governor stressed.

He called on Deltans to be involved in the monitoring of government projects being executed in their areas.

“We should monitor projects being executed in our communities; when they are good, we should commend the contractors but, when they are not okay, we should draw the attention of appropriate authorities because, my administration is committed to executing projects that will stand the test of time.”

The governor commended members of the party in the state, for ensuring that the party remains strong, thanked the chairman of the party in the district, Hon. Moses Iduh for his commitment towards calling regular meetings of the party in the area.

Earlier, Hon. Iduh in his address, said, “2017 is a turning point for our party in the Senatorial district, particularly with regards to the awakening of party spirit through sustained regular meetings at the wards and local government areas,”

Also in attendance were former Deputy Governor of the state, Benjamin Elue, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, Senator Patrick Osakwe, Hon. Onyemaechi Mrakpor, and Hon. Ossai Nicholas.

Okowa Optimistic Asaba Airport Will Be Among The Best

Pipeline Vandalism Has Hampered Delta’s Development – OkowaThe Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has said the ongoing upgrade of facilities at the Asaba International Airport will be among the best in the country.

The Governor dropped the hint when he paid an unscheduled inspection to the airport and for the governor “Getting it right” is very important

Addressing newsmen after the inspection Governor Okowa says, the civil work on the Instrument Landing System has been completed, while installation was ongoing.

The Instrument Landing System and Air Field Lighting enables visibility guide aiding aircrafts land without the pilot seeing the runway

Disclosing that funds for the projects are available, the governor promised that the project will be delivered in good time without rush in order for Delta citizens to have and operate the best airport in the country based on standard.

Meanwhile, the contractor handling the project, Uche Okpuno, informed the governor that the first segment of the runway will be completed within 10 days.

 

The Asaba airport was downgraded in 2015 by the NCAA who faulted the runway, barring big aircraft from landing at the airport.

However, the Okowa administration has been trying its best to meet up with the NCAA standard for full operation.

Okowa Calls For Improved Legal Service Delivery

Delta State Government Pays N530m For NEWMAP ProjectsThe Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has called for improved legal service delivery to decongest the courts.

The Governor made the call in Asaba during the swearing-in ceremony of Justice Vincent Ofesi as a Judge of the Delta State High Court.

According to the governor, there was the need for improved legal service delivery “In accordance with our democratic principles and the rule of law,”.

Governor Okowa who congratulated Justice Ofesi on his appointment, observed that “The National Judicial Council (NJC) has found Hon. Justice Vincent Ofesi suitable for appointment as a Judge.

He represented one of our finest materials on the Bench and is coming to this position with wide and varying experience for the benefit of our State and citizens.”

“I expect you (Justice Ofesi) to do what is required by dedicating your services to uplifting the image of the judiciary in our state and the nation, through your discipline and high level of integrity,”.

Governor Okowa further stated, “This assignment requires deep knowledge, wisdom, commitment and fairness and I sincerely hope you will strive to make the State, nation and your family, proud by your actions on the Bench.”

Responding, Justice Ofesi, while thanking those who contributed to the success of the event, assured the government and people of Delta State of his commitment to discharging his functions without fear or favour and to the best of his abilities.

The ceremony was attended by members of the State Executive Council, the Chief Judge of Delta State, Justice Marshal Umukoro, President of the Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Stella Oghene, judges and family members of Justice Ofesi.

 

Uduaghan Challenges Gynaecologists On Service To Pregnant Women

Delta-State-Civil-Service-UduaghanGynaecologists and Obstetricians have been challenged by the Delta State Governor, Mr Emmanuel Uduaghan, to strive towards improving the health conditions of pregnant women and their new born babies in the country.

Mr Uduaghan, further urged the medical experts to assist in the national efforts to improve maternal and child healthcare across the country.

Speaking during the 48th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON), Mr Uduaghan Informed them that his administration introduced free maternal health care programme in November 2007 to reduce maternal mortality rate in the state.

He further noted that he has introduced the Maternal Death Review State Steering Committee (MDRSSC) for the 62 hospitals in the state including the Delta State Teaching Hospital (DELSUTH), Oghara, describing the measure as “a further testimony of our commitment to save mothers”.

The President of SOGON, Dr. Fred Achem in a welcome address, appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to sign the National Healthcare Bill into law and also urged state governments to adopt the Maternal Death Review Programme as provided by the United Nation.

Gynaecologists that had distinguished themselves during the year were presented with awards during the meet.