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Published On: Tue, Jan 28th, 2014

Angry Uduaghan Terminates Contract of Ughelli/Asaba Dual Road Project

Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan

LAGOS JANUARY 28TH (URHOBOTODAY) – In a bid to fast-track the construction of the 149 kilometres Asaba/Ughelli road, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has ordered the state Ministry of Works to terminate section C of the project and re-award the contract to a competent contractor.
The Governor who was on an unscheduled inspection of some projects in Oshimili South, Aniocha North, Ndokwa West, Ndokwa East, Isoko South, Ughelli South and other local government areas of the state, expressed sadness that there were no sign that the contractor handling the section C of Asaba/Ughelli dual carriage way was working.
He noted that the contract for section A of the road was terminated and re-awarded and expressed satisfaction with the pace of work currently going on in sections A and B.
“We have had a lot of challenges with the contractor in section A and section C,” the Governor said, adding, “We terminated the contract for section A and re-awarded it and we are happy with the progress of work on the project.”
He stated, “We have asked the Ministry of Works to terminate the contract for section C and re-award it to another contractor,” the Governor said, noting that though the terrain is difficult as “you will have to dig about 2.5 metres to excavate and then you have to fill with sharp sand and allow it to settle.”
Dr Uduaghan expressed hope that the road will be completed before the end of his tenure in 2015 assuring that the 10.7 kilometres Ashaka- Aboh road and 13 kilometres Ashaka/Aradhe road will be ready for commissioning in March this year.
While expressing satisfaction on the quality of work done on Ashaka/Aradhe road, the Governor said, “out of the 13 kilometres, 11 kilometres have been completed,” observing that the Ashaka- Aboh road is very important because it will not only make the ancient kingdom and local government headquarter accessible, it will also, provide good link road to the Delta State Polytechnic, Aboh which is under construction.
Governor Uduaghan also, inspected the progress of work at the Wild Life Park, Ogwashi-Uku and at Ughelli, Governor Uduaghan gave traders who turned part of a major street into a market 24 hours ultimatum or face the wrath of government.

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