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Mmiata-Nzam Road Project: Stakeholders urge contractor to mark up efforts

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KANUBEEN Construction Company in charge of Mmiata-Nzam Road Project has been urged to put more machineries in place to ensure speedy completion of the road within stipulated time.

  Stakeholders of the community said this when they embarked on familiarisation and inspection tour at Kanubeen office at Iyiora-Anam.

  In a speech during the exercise, Sir Patrick Obalum Udoba, who represents Anambra West in the Anambra State House of Assembly, explained that the visit was aimed at showing support and appreciation to the contractor for work done so far.

  “The aim is to show solidarity and support and equally ascertain the progress of work on the road.”

  Udoba expressed satisfaction at the quality of work, urging the contractor to redouble efforts at completing the project.

  “`We are pleased at the progress and quality of work so far, especially over head bridge,” Udoba said.

  The lawmaker commended Gov. Willie Obiano for granting priority to the road and mobilising the contractor to site.

  He, then, noted that in spite of the economic meltdown occasioned by the novel COVID-19 pandemic, the job was still ongoing.

  Transition Committee Chairman, Anambra West, Mr Sylvester Orji-Okafor thanked the contractor for the extent of work accomplished, pledging total support and commitment toward ensuring speedy completion.

  The TC Chair said: “as people directly involved and the owners of the road, we will do everything humanly possible to ensure safety of workers and their equipment”.

  Monarch of Ukwalla, Igwe Joseph Ajodo, who expressed worry at the slow pace of work, appealed to the contractor to hasten up and beat the deadline.

  “Because of the difficult terrain, it is imperative that the contractor hastens up in order to beat the deadline for its completion,” he said.

  Igwe Ajodo commended government’s proactive measures toward changing the fortunes of Ndi Anambra through quality governance.

  Site Manager, Mr Jonny Nasah thanked the stakeholders for the visit promising to deliver quality job within the stipulated time-frame.

  He commended efforts of government that had vowed for its total completion, in spite of declining revenues, occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.

  Mr Nasah listed some challenges they were facing to include bringing enforcement from abroad owing to lockdown of borders by federal government at this time.

  According to him, most of the local enforcements are not as good as the ones from abroad.

  “I am optimistic that as soon as lockdown is lifted and enforcement arrives, the work will move with great speed.”

  He, then, solicited support and cooperation of all relevant stakeholders in ensuring that the road would be delivered before March, 2022.

  The team, made up of Special Assistant to Governor on Project Monitoring, Mr Obakasi Ojukwu, Liaison Officers, and other relevant stakeholders were conducted round the site.

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