June 15, 2009

Amaechi orders road contractor to open one lane

By Jimitota Onoyume
PORT HARCOURT—Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has directed the contractor handling the the Rumuokwuta-Choba road project to do remedial work on one lane of the road so that it could be passable, to reduce the strain and pain currently being faced by motorists plying the road.

Governor Amaechi gave the directive yesterday during an unscheduled inspection of some projects in the state capital to see things for himself.

According to the governor, “my e-mail has been inundated with complaints from people via my facebook, so I have to come out to see things for myself”.

The governor also  appealed to residents of the state, particularly those residing in areas where road constructions are going on to bear with the government as it was  determined to complete all on-going projects to improve the quality of lives of the people.

“This administration would not renege on its promise to leave the state better than it was,” the governor said, emphasizing that what government needed from the people  was their continued understanding and cooperation in order to achieve set objectives.

The inspection took the governor to some major on-going projects in the state.

At the Mile-one Rumuoji market, Governor Amaechi expressed surprise that the contractor had not reported to site as at eight o’clock in the morning, but directed that all outstanding money owed him be paid within 48 hours to ensure that the project was properly executed.

He also inspected the new Niger Hospital along Emenike Street in Diobu as well as the new Maxilo-Facial Dental Hospital under construction at Garrison junction, Aba road Port Harcourt