The Governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi has directed a company handling N3.98bn Ukawu water scheme in Okawu, Onicha L.G.A, Ganza Engineering Limited to immediately return to site.
New Telegraph reports that Umahi, who gave the order while inspecting the project awarded by the immediate past administration in April 2008, expressed disappointment with the quality of work and the speed of the contractor in the handling of the project.
“Tell Ganza to return to work immediately. We will schedule a meeting with the contractor for Friday”, he told the site Engineer. Ukawu water project was initiated by former governor Martin Elechi alongside Oferekpe water scheme.
While Oferekpe water project was completed without reticulating water to serve Ebonyi people, the Ukawu water project which had a completion period of two years, had remained a ghost of itself.
It was gathered that the contractor which had received N2 billion payment requested that additional N4 billion be paid by the state to enable his company continue work on the project, New Telegraph reports.