GOVERNOR Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said, construction of intra-city and inter-communal roads would enhance the socio-economic life of the people.
Addressing the people of Ndokwa West Local Government Area in a Town Hall meeting held at Kwale yesterday, Governor Okowa said, his urban renewal programme has made it such that a lot of intra-city roads are being constructed.
According to him, “we have noticed that there is a lot to do to renew our cities and towns, a lot of roads are calling for attention, while we have done a lot in that direction, we have earmarked the internal roads in Ndemili for construction, we will also look at the Ndemili/Utagba-Uno Road, construction work is on at Ezionum/Abbi road; with time, the Kwale/Ashaka Road will be dualised, we will continue to work for our people.”
“I thank the people of Ndokwa West for their peaceful approach to issues, we are aware of the oil companies operating in your area, we encourage you to remain peaceful because, without peace, no project will be executed,” he said, adding, “with the phase II of the IPP project, there will be constant electricity in Ndokwa West and industries will grow.”
The Governor commended the people of Ndokwa West for following closely with the programmes of his administration, assuring that the Ministry of Health will look at how to make the Cottage Hospital at Ndemili and Ugiliamai functional.
Earlier in an address, the President-General of Ndokwa Neku Union (NNU), Chief Johnson Opone listed the achievements of Governor Okowa’s administration and called on the Governor to properly equip the Kwale Central Hospital,Ndemili and Ugiliamai Cottage Hospitals as they are vital to meet the health need of the people at the grassroots.
He listed several roads that should be constructed by the government in the area, saying the less than 5 kilometre Ugiliamai/Ossissa road which links Ndokwa West and East Local Government Areas, the Utagba-Uno/Ogume/Igbe/Obodeti Road, and a host of others.
Chairman of the local government council, Hon. Chris Osakwe had in an address of welcome, said, Governor Okowa’s administration has done a lot in the area of Road construction, construction of blocks of classrooms, empowering the people with different skills and carried out other developmental projects in the area, assuring that the people of the local government will remain grateful to the Governor.