By Festus Ahon
ASABA—Delta State House of Assembly Committee on Finance and Appropriation has expressed displeasure over the level of work done on the Sector C of the Ughelli-Asaba dualization project.
Chairman of the Committee, Mr Daniel Mayuku, when the Commissioner, Special Duties in charge of the road project, Mr David Enuku and the Project Directors appeared before the committee to defend the 2015 budget estimate of the office, pointed out that work on sectors A and B of the road project were going on smoothly, except the Sector C.
Mayuku maintained that despite government’s commitment and pressure on the contractor, the job remained abandoned, describing the development as sad.
Other members of the committee, Olorogun Taleb Tebite, Mr Tim Owhefere and Mr John Nani, who spoke in the same vein, said that the dualization of the Ughelli-Asaba Road was a key project to the Emmanuel Uduaghan administration.
He said that the road would fast track development in the state, promising that the committee will liaise with the State Executive Council towards finding a solution to the problem.
The Commissioner for Special Duties, Ughelli-Asaba dualization project, Mr Enuku, said that the length of the road was 149 kilometers and segmented into three sectors with different contractors.
Enuku disclosed that sector A was revoked from the initial contractor and re awarded to CCC, the firm that handled the Sector B portion of the road project following its excellent performance. He said the sector C portion of the road which is from Ossissa to Asaba, was awarded to ULO Consult.
Speaking further on the sector C of the road project, the consultant, Mr Ifeanyi Ochoba, said the project was 30 percent completed.