Abia State Government says the roads it is constructing in various parts of the state has the potentials of boosting economic activity in the state and connecting communities.
Abia state commissioner for Works, Eziuche Ubani who stated this while inspecting the progress of work on the roads being constructed by the Abia state government in Abia North senatorial zone said the roads were properly chosen to give the people a sense of belonging as well as to alleviate their plight.
According to him, the government is on 60 active sites while work is going on simultaneously on all the sites.
The commissioner expressed satisfaction with the various contractors handling road projects in Abia North zone for living up to expectation, pointing out that the essence of embarking on the inspection visit is to ascertain the challenges confronting the contractors with a view to surmounting them.
Hon Ubani who described the 34 km Abam Ndiokereke Arochukwu road being handled by Master Services Ltd as important said that realizing the bridge on the road before the rains set in is a major priority, assuring that government will continue to provide the contractors with funding to enable them complete the roads on record time.
Speaking earlier while conducting the commissioner round the Abam Arochukwu road, the contractor handling the project, Engr Ugochukwu Ohuabunwa said that 40 percent of the project has been achieved and expressed the hope that the project will be completed by the end of the year.
Also speaking during the commissioner’s visit to the Acha and Amibo Otamkpa road in Isuikwuato LGA, the state chairman of the PDP, sen Emma Nwaka said that the road which will lead to Ebonyi state when completed will enhance commercial activities in the area and thanked the Governor for his desire to open up communities in the state.
The roads inspected by the commissioner who was accompanied by his permanent secretary, Richard Nwala and top officials of the ministry included the Nneato bridge and the eke Eziama Obulo- Ngodo Isuochi Road in Umunneochi LGA.
Others included the Bende-Idima Abam road, the Abam -Ndiokereke-Arochukwu road in Arochukwu LGA, the Abiriba –Etitiama Nkporo road and the Abiriba ring road in Ohafia LGA.