Our Reporter, Delta state
Delta state government has frowned at the slow pace of work been executed by the ULO and Wokson construction companies at the sectors A and C of the Ughelli-Asaba dualization road of the state.
Commissioner for special infrastructures, Barr. (Mrs.) Orezi Esievo who expressed government’s disappointment while on inspection of the road challenged the contractors to as a matter of importance step up their pace of work so as to beat the stipulated time of completion. “I will use this opportunity to appeal to the contractors in sectors A and C to step up the pace of their work.” and commended the contractor handling the sector ‘B’ of the road, Consolidated Contract Construction (CCC) Nigeria Limited.
Esievo urged the other contractors to emulate CCC as government was no longer happy at their delay and slow pace of work on the road as well as shortage of personnel and equipment on site. “The pace of work on sector A and C are very slow and you know Deltans expectations are high for this road and this administration of Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan has put all that it needed to do to make sure that the contractors deliver on time and as we talk the problem of funding has been taken care of as such the contractors must obey their own part of the obligation.”
Conducting the commissioner and her entourage round the sector B of the 55 kilometers road, Project Manager of CCC, Mr. Bassam.A.Kawash assured the state government of the completion of the project at the stipulated time adding that before the end of May this year 22 kilometers of the road will be opened for public use.
“Before the rains sets in we will be opening 22 kilometers of the road for public use and we are very serious in completing this project for public usage. We came to Delta state to participate in the developmental agenda of Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan. The entire 53 kilometers road of sector B have been graded apart from 9 kilometers where the issue of compensation was been handled, as soon the issue is resolved the remaining 9 kilometers will be worked on.”