Vanguard reports that Delta State Government, yesterday, warned communities against hostility to contractors, urging contractors to demobilize from any community that proved uncooperative to the development initiative of the present administration.
According to Vanguard, the Commissioner for Works, Mr James Augoye, who handed down the warning while inspecting some ongoing road projects across the state, also cautioned contractors against executing their projects below specification.
Noting that government would not hesitate to revoke such substandard contracts, Augoye said: “It is quite unfortunate that some communities are being hostile to contractors when one would have expected full cooperation and support in view of the development brought their way.”
He said the benefits that roads bring to any community were immense, adding, “The Senator Ifeanyi Okowa-led government, as part of its SMART Agenda, is bent on massive construction, rehabilitation, and transformation of roads in the state.
“Governor Okowa has instructed contractors to demobilize from communities that resist development. Communities should not pose as hindrance to their development.”
Some of the roads inspected included 12.4 kilometer rehabilitation and expansion of Otefe Road, 2.6 kilometer dualization of access road to Jesse town, in Ethiope West Local Government Area; dualization of Sapele township road, Ewu road, 674 meters with a spur of 74 meters rehabilitation of Ogaga road, 5.4 kilometers construction of Edegbrode-Elume road in Sapele Local Government Area; 3 kilometer with three culverts Aragba, Okobia, Okwetolor, Okwagbude, Warri, Sapele junction in Okpe Local Government Area, Vanguard reports.