By: PATRICK TITUS, Uyo
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has ordered all contractors handling government projects in the state to resume work at their different sites, saying all ongoing projects must be completed within two years.
Governor Emmanuel also directed that soil test must be conducted on all projects sites with proper documentation to ascertain quality and suitability of work done, warning that anything short of this will be unacceptable to the State.
The State Commissioner for Works, Akparawa Ephraim Inyangeyen, handed down the order during a meeting with the Contractors and Engineers at the Conference Hall of the Ministry of Works in Uyo on Monday
The meeting among other items was to evaluate the performance of the Ministry’s projects implementation and the way forward to ensure that all infrastructural projects undertaken in the state are completed before the deadline.
Inyangeyen stated that, Akwa Ibom State has 57 ongoing projects so far, some of which he noted that are nearing completion and some, completed.
He said the State Government is going to put funds in all projects to ensure completion and avoid a slow-down of projects.
The Works Commissioner disclosed that, ongoing projects are in three categories, with category A being those near completion, B for those at 40 percent c to 70 percent completion, while C is from 10 – 40 percent completion.
He also said the state government is determined to fund and ensure all projects are completed in the next two years.
He urged all contractors to work harder to ensure that they deliver.