By PETER DURU
MAKURDI— Attempt by the Minister of Water Resources, Mrs Sarah Ochekpe to visit Emichi, her husband’s village in Otukpo local government area of Benue State, was stalled weekend due to bad roads leading to the community.
Emichi is one of the villages in the local government without infrastructure due to neglect by successive administrations in the state.
Mrs Ochekpe who visited the state to flag-off two water facilities at Katsina-Ala and Anyiin left for Otukpo the following day without reaching her husband’s village due to the poor nature of the road occasioned by the torrential rain in the state.
Vanguard gathered that the minister’s convoy had to turn back when it could not make a headway and headed for her hotel room at Otukpo town.
According to sources, most people who go to Emichi and other adjoining villages including Okpomaju and Amla now do so on motorcycles as part of the road bordering Otukpo-Icho/Odudaje where the tarred road ended was not motorable.