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Imo decries slow pace of work by contractors

By  Chidi Nkwopara

OWERRI—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 government’s feelings known while addressing the chief executives of the construction  firms, urged them to live up to the expectations of the government.

“You must brace up to the challenges of ensuring the completion of government’s critical road projects before the end of the first quarter of this year,” Ohakim said.

According to him, government had, after very close observation, realized that two months had already been lost without anything meaningful  achievement at most of the project sites across the state.

“There is the need for you  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,” Ohakim said.

The Chief of Staff expressed regret that the contractors, from all indications, were only interested in profit maximization, stressing that “this should not the sole aim of setting up the partnership.”


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