By Austin Ogwuda
Asabaâ€”THE contracting firm handling the 12.5 kilometre abandoned road project in Ndokwa East local government area of Delta State has returned to site following the intervention ofÂ Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan.
The project, which was awarded by Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, was abandoned due to lack of funds which was one of the complaints the people of the area catalogued in a recent communique issued over alleged act of marginalization.
It was the communique which the State House of Assembly faulted that led to the three months suspension of the member representing the area, Dr. Olisa Imegwu.
State Commissioner for Works, Omordi George Ugbomah, during inspection of road projects in the area yesterday, reiterated governmentâ€™s desire to see to the early completion of the project, pointing out that the state government had established a counterpart funding mechanism for the project.
The commissioner thanked the governor â€œfor fulfilling his earlier promise to Ndokwa East elders, led by Prof. Louis Ijeoma, to bring the contractor back to site and ensure proper funding of the project.â€
Ndokwa East people in the communique,Â signed by Mr. Mbanugo Ogbuefi and others,Â had stated that â€œit is sad to note that the only viable project in Ndokwa East had been recklessly abandonedÂ for several months, with only one excuse that Setraco had not been paid.â€