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Tuesday, June 30, 2020


..says Gov Emmanuel is sincere in his completion agenda

By - Jerryz Edoho

The Chairman House of Assembly Committee on Works and transport, Rt. Hon. David Lawrence, has cautioned contractors handling road projects in the State to double up and justify level of work at each project site with the volume money they have so far received from government.

Hon. Lawrence, who is the Member representing Eket State Constituency, emhazised that the intention of Governor Udom Emmanuel's administration as captured in his completion agenda is to ensure all projects awarded by his government are justifiably completed.

The Committee Chairman, gave the charge today in Uyo, the State capital, when he led members of its Committee for on the spot assessment inspection to ascertain work pace at various project sites in the State. 

At the ongoing Four Lanes/Ewet Housing Estate Underground Drainage project handled by Bulletin Construction Company, the General Manager of Bulletin Construction, Mr. Faysal Harb, said the flood Control project has two major underground Drainage within Ewet Housing Estate Extension.
He explained that the underground Drainage will link and further discharges water to Nwaniba fountain upon completion.

Aiman Saimua, MD of AMITEC Construction, while briefing the Committee on work progress informed them that "Atan Offot" road project is a 1.8km project with spur linking other roads within the community.

Mr. Saimua, said the project is at 70% completion. He pointed that what is left for the project to be completed is stone base and asphalt laying.

"Currently, the project is at 70% completion. We have equally carried out earthworks of 2.1mtr deep from top surface. Hopefully, if we are mobilize back to site, this project will be completed within the next three months from now" Aiman assured.
He however attributed delays on the outbreak of COVID-19 which he admitted has negatively affected supposed work progress.

The lawmakers also visited the 19.5km Anua-Mbak Ishiet road awarded Verini Construction company 5years ago. The Committee members expressed dissatisfaction over the low pace of work done. They warned that the House of Assembly will not entertain project abandonment by Contractors.

"This project is one of the earliest road project that was awarded by the Governor upon inception. This Committee is not satisfied with the pace of work so far done; we will carry out investigation to determine actual amount released for this project and appropriate action will be taken" David Lawrence stated.

Although, Engr. Alfred Alfred, in his explanation had informed the lawmakers that a total of 15km including earthworks out of 19.3 km has been done. He equally mentioned that the company's inability to have proper right of way has also caused the company to act slow than expected.
But, his submission was not in tandem with what was seen on ground.

Rt. Hon.Aniekan Uko (Ibesikpo Asutan); Rt. Hon.Mark Esset (Nsit Atai), Hon. Godwin Ekpo (Ibiono Ibom); Barr. Otobong Bob (Nsit Ibom);  Rt. Hon. Asuquo Archibong (Urueoffong/Oruko), Hon.(Barr.) Victor Ekwere(Mkpat Enin);Hon. Ifiok OS Udoh (Nsit Ibom) and Rt. Hon.(Prince)Idongesit Ntekpere (Ikot Ekpene/Obot Akara), SA to the member representing Eket State Constituency, Mr. Kufre Sam, Clerk of the Committee, Mrs. Uduak Okon were among those who joined for the inspection.

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