ByÂ Chidi Nkwopara
OWERRIâ€”The Imo State Government has said that it was not happy with the slow pace of work in the execution of some road projects by the contractors engaged by the administration.
The Chief of Staff, Government House, Mr. Emma Ohakim, who made governmentâ€™s feelings known while addressing the chief executives of the constructionÂ firms, urged them to live up to the expectations of the government.
â€œYou must brace up to the challenges of ensuring the completion of governmentâ€™s critical road projects before the end of the first quarter of this year,â€ Ohakim said.
According to him, government had, after very close observation, realized that two months had already been lost without anything meaningfulÂ achievement at most of the project sites across the state.
â€œThere is the need for youÂ to note that the decision to make you development partners was born out of the desire to integrate you in the process of developing the state, which you are stakeholders,â€ Ohakim said.
The Chief of Staff expressed regret that the contractors, from all indications, were only interested in profit maximization, stressing that â€œthis should not the sole aim of setting up the partnership.â€