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Wednesday, March 3, 2021


JERRYZ Edoho works committee inspects 18km Otoro Abak/Mmidim/Mmanta road project. 

The Chairman, House of Assembly Committee on Works, Rt. Hon. David Lawrence, has lauded Governor Udom Emmanuel for bringing development to the rural areas.

Hon. Lawrence whose works Committee inspected ongoing 18km Otoro Abak/Mmidim Manta road project popularly called (Abak 10), today Wednesday, 3rd March, 2021, expressed satisfaction over the smart and quality work execution by JP Sigma Construction. 

"We are desirous that all road projects are excellently completed and, on time inline with the Completion Agenda of Governor Udom Emmanuel". 

" This on-the-spot road project tour by the House of Assembly committee on works is a continuous exercise to monitor progress of work, ensure project quality and efficient fund management as appropriated for a particular project". Hon. Lawrence said.

The Committee Chairman appreciated members of the community providing contractors an enabling environment which he said has enhanced smooth and peaceful work environment. "It is worthwhile to appreciate what the governor has done by bringin development to the grassroot. I hereby urge you to reciprocate the good gesture of the governor considering the terminal date of the present administration" He advised. 

Also speaking, the member representing Nsit Atai State Constituency, Rt. Hon. Mark Esset, who was visibly excited at the pace and quality of work, lauded Governor Emmanuel for not just making a policy but, actualizing the policy.

"We can see that moatyof the road construction are handled by Indigenous Construction companies;  This however means the Governor is preparing indigenous companies to enable them compete with multinational companies like Julius Berger in the nearest future". Esset said.

At the ongoing 18km Otoro Abak/Mmidim/Mmanta road project which terminates at Afaha Obong junction, represnetative of JP Sigma, Mr. Mono Takouk, assured of his company's readiness to deliver the road project according to designed  specification. 

Takouk, informed the committee that the project is at 49% completion with 1.5cm wearing cost asphalt. He said "We are working hard, we are doing asphalt and stone base  and, hopefully by April 2021, we will achieve alot because money for compensations and relocation of electricals have been paid"

In continuation of the oversight function, the high powered Committee led by Rt. Hon. Lawrence also visited the 6.36km Nko Ikot Abia/Ossom/Abak Ifia/Ikpe Mbak Eyop link road in Obot Akara LGA. 

In a brief overview of the project, site engineer of Flash point Technical Services, Engr. Jackson Nnana, who said the road was awarded in 2019 is at 30% completion. He said alll drains have been completed. 

"We are done with 2km of earthworks and we will be done with full earth works and stone base. Though, funds and other global concern and Challenges like the Coronavirus pandemic are major hindrances". 

Member representing Ini/Chief Whip, Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Bassey, Rt. Hon. Uduak Odudoh, Rt. Hon. Mark Esset (Nsit Atai), Member representing Urue Offong/Uruko State Constituency, Rt. Hon. Asuquo Archibong, Member representing Oron/Udung Uko State Constituency, Rt. Hon. Effiong Bassey, Member representing Mbo State Constituency, Hon. (Chief)  Effiong Johnson, Hon. Victor Ekwere (Mkpat Enin), clerk of the Committee, Lady Uduak Okon, Special Assistant to the Committee Chairman, Kufre Sam were in the team  during the project tour.

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