BY JUDE NJOKU
Ahead of the proposed visit of the Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorochas to Ikeduru Local Government Area tomorrow to assess the progress of ongoing projects in the area, a group, Klobb X, has again called on him to revoke the contract for the construction of Ekemegbu-Oha -Afor Uzoagba road and award same to a more competent contractor.
The group in a letter to the governor, dated March 1, 2014, alleged that on hearing of the governor’s visit, the contractor immediately mobilised to dump some laterite in the site to give the impression it had returned to site.
In the letter signed by chancellor and scribe of the group, Mr. Nnamdi Ibe and Chief George Idimogu, respectively, the group alleged that prior to this time, all efforts and entreaties by the community to make the contractor continue work on the project had fallen on deaf ears.
It said: “We, therefore, wish to inform you that the best option is to re-award the contract to a competent hand to ensure that the community is not short-changed.”
The group, which also petitioned Imo State House of Assembly Committee on Abandoned Projects, lauded the governor for awarding the contract for the construction of the road.
It also appealed to the governor to ensure the project was not abandoned mid-way.