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Orji Threatens To Revoke Substandard Road Contracts

Posted by By Ben Duru, Correspondent, Umuahia on 2008/12/24 | Views: 776 |

Orji Threatens To Revoke Substandard Road Contracts


Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State has threatened to revoke any ongoing road contract which failed to meet with specifications or not completed in accordance with agreed terms.

Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State has threatened to revoke any ongoing road contract which failed to meet with specifications or not completed in accordance with agreed terms.

The governor gave the warning at the Orie Orji Square, Ossa Ibeku Autonomous Community, Umuahia, while flagging-off the construction of four roads as part of efforts to open up sub-urban communities.

He maintained that his government was very serious about contractors adhering strictly to the terms of agreement both in specifications and date of completion, saying that both the government and the people were in a hurry to get things not only done but done right.

Orji noted that the event was in fulfillment of his campaign promises to make life more meaningful for the people as well as ensure that commerce was promoted in the rural communities.

The governor maintained that though government gave preference to the construction of roads in the commercial city of Aba, every local government in the state now had at least one completed or ongoing road project embarked upon by his administration.

He said every effort was geared towards making sure that all major roads in the capital city were uplifted so that the entire area would look a befitting state capital, adding that he would not spare any effort in equally giving the rural communities a sense of belonging.

The State Commissioner for Works and Transport, Paul Ikonne, said what the people wanted were good and motorable roads, regardless of who owned them.

He said so far the state government had embarked on the construction of over 30 roads across the three senatorial zones and that majority of them would be ready before the end of the year.

He further said everything was being done to ensure that urban roads especially in the capital cities of Umuahia and Aba wore new looks in line with the festive periods, adding that those coming in from outside would appreciate the efforts of the Orji government.

He described the roads namely Mgbaja/Orie Orji/Umuchime express road, Ogwumabiri/Umuchime road and Amafor/Umuokoro-Ukwu bye pass as very strategic to both the government and the people.

In his welcome address, President General of Ossa Autonomous Community, Jerry Onyemachi, said the road when completed would automatically transform the area into a township.

According to him, it would also cut off the heavy traffic experienced at the tower round about which had resulted in many accidents as more people would have access to the Port Harcourt expressway through another route

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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.