JUST IN: Okowa promises more roads across Delta in dry season

Okowa promises more roads across Delta in dry season
Okowa inspecting projects

Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has promised that his administration will exploit the opportunities of the dry season to construct roads across the state.

He said already, contractors had been mobilised to sites for commencement of work.

Okowa made the promise on Monday during the inspection of some road projects in Boji-Boji Agbor, Ika South local government area of Delta State.

Speaking with journalists after inspecting Queens Street, and roads at the Delta Development and Property Authority (DDPA) Estate, he assured the people of Delta that the dry season would be fully utilized.

His words:  “I am happy with the quality of projects, though, we noticed that some factors were not taken into consideration at Queens Street, the right thing would be done because, our people in all parts of the state deserve necessary infrastructure.

“It is true that contractors have mobilised to sites, as a government, we always utilise the dry season to the fullest to construct roads.”

Fielding questions on how contractors will be paid, the governor said, “we have mapped out our payment strategy; our contractors are doing very well and have also keyed into our programme to fully utilize the dry season.”

He also spoke about the storm drainage projects in Asaba, asserting that the contractors would meet the February, 2019 deadline.

He disclosed that some of the drainage projects had been completed while others were at different stages of completion.

“The contractors are world class, once they give you their words, they deliver and we are comfortable doing business with them,” he stated.