Good governance train enters Bayelsa

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By Samuel Oyadongha, Yenagoa

The train of the National Good Governance Tour led by the Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, will today (Sunday) arrive Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, in continuation of tour of projects across the country. A statement by the Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Markson Fefegha, said the team made of journalists and civil society groups will tour eleven federal projects in the state and a number of projects carried out by the state government.

Mr. Fefegha, said the 3-day tour would afford the present administration, which only clocked one year last Thursday, the opportunity to give stewardship of its programmes and activities as gains of democracy.

Among the federal government earmarked for the visit include the on-going construction of the International Cargo Airport along Amassoma road, the drainage and land reclamation structures in Otuoke, Federal Secretariat complex in Yenagoa and the National Integrated Power Plant, NIPP, in Gbarain.

Others are the electrification project in Peremabiri-Ogbokiri, the Federal University, Otuoke, construction of Skills Acquisition Centre, Otuoke and the shoreline protection project in Ekeremor.

Among state projects to be visited by the team are the on-going three Senatorial roads, expansion and dualisation of Isaac Boro Expressway in Yenagoa, the diagnostic centre in Yenagoa and the referral hospitals across the state.

The tour, according to the Information Commissioner, would be rounded-off on Tuesday, with a Town Hall meeting to provide a platform for discussions with stakeholders on the gains of democracy since 1999.

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