The Residents Quest for Reality Initiative, an accountability advocacy group, basking on the end result of their earlier advocacy, which contributed to the resumption of labor on East West highway, took a outing to go to the positioning for a primary hand expertise.
Having beforehand visited the Port Harcourt- Akwa Ibom route of the freeway, the group got down to examine the Port Harcourt -Bayelsa route of the challenge.
On the Nkoplu/Rumuigbo- Ahoada axis of the East-West highway, about 43km stretch, which is the Part 2, sub part 1 of the challenge, the Citizen’s Quest interacted with the representatives of Setraco, the development giants, dealing with the 103km stretch of that part of the highway.
The Nationwide Publicity Secretary of Citizen Quest, Mr. Francis Udoka Ndimkoha learnt from the challenge web site Engineer Mr. Khaled that the purpose at which they’re now could be the underground drainage system building which started from the dangerous spot on the Nkpolu/Rumuigbo intersection and terminates on the Rumuagholu/Awalama level, the place the drains empty into an present canal. Khaled acknowledged that Setraco determined to create a brand new route for the drains, by way of the neighborhood that can allow a free movement of water, fairly than channeling the drainage by way of the Rumuokoro axis. He additional stated that the brand new route created had an enormous unbudgeted monetary implication, for the settlement of the neighborhood, which although was not beforehand captured within the contract, however which the corporate was able to do to get the job performed.
Residents Quest additionally confirmed that the challenge is happening and its timeline is strictly adopted.
The Residents Quest additionally spoke with Mr. Bobby Ezekiel, a former youth chief of one of many Nkpolu communities who stated he was elated on the return of setraco building firm to the positioning and he was hopeful they’ll successfully put an finish to the flooding challenge in the neighborhood after 4years of struggling, whereas aggressively pursuing the completion of the highway challenge. He assured of the assist of the Nkoplu individuals to the corporate, to ease their neighborhood relations effort.
On the Ahoada finish of the highway, the Residents Quest spoke with representatives from the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, led by Mr. Joseph Akpan at Okokobo city close to Okogbo, being the sub -section 2 of the Part 2 of the East West highway which begins from Eleme in Rivers State to Kaiama in Bayelsa State and spans 60km.
Mr. Ekpen, of the High quality and management unit of the Ministry acknowledged that the challenge is happening schedule and to the highest quality.
Francis Udoka Ndimkoha,
Nationwide Publicity Secretary,