By UbongAbasi Ise
Despite the commendations that trailed the inauguration of 1.5 kilometers road yesterday by Governor Udom Emmanuel at Afaha Ikot Obio Nkan, Ibesikpo Asutan local government area, the community’s village head, Eteidung Bassey Umoren, could not help pointing out to the state governor that the drainage system is not properly linked up.
While appreciating the governor for bringing the road project to the community, Eteidung Umoren appealed to the state governor to prevail on the contractor to fix the drainage system in order to eliminate the threat of flood in the area.
In his response, Governor Udom Emmanuel assured the community that the outfall drains will be fixed and completely linked up for safety of the community’s residents.
Governor Emmanuel commended the Ministry of Works for effective supervision of the project, while also lauding the effort of Hensek, the construction firm that handled the Afaha Ikot Obio Nkan Road.
He said that he has kept his word as demonstrated in the execution of the road project in Ibesikpo Asutan as well as inauguration of 28 road projects in Uyo, and others local government areas in the State.
Governor Emmanuel had pledged his administration’s resolve to construct rural roads, link them up with urban roads and rehabilitate internal roads within the Uyo metropolis and environs to ease traffic in the city.
Also speaking, the Commissioner for Works, Mr. Ephraim Inyangeyen noted that, the project which was executed by an indigenous contractor has been done to specification.
The commissioner maintained that the Ministry under his watch is determined to deliver to Akwa Ibom people quality road infrastructure that is durable and stand the test of time. He thanked the benefiting community for their cooperation with the contractors while the project lasted which contributed to the timely delivery of the work.
The community members had also joined in appreciating the state government for coming to their rescue, especially in the raining days.