By Sunny A. David
About six kilometres of road in Okpoko, Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State, are to be completed before March 17 this year.
The site engineer, Chima Izuakor, confirmed this at Awalite Street, Okpoko, while interacting with our correspondent monitoring the pace of the work on the road.
When our correspondent arrived in Okpoko, earth work had been completed on some parts of the roads including Uzii Street, Mission Lane, Ojoto Street and Ezembaji Road.
Drainage construction was ongoing along Umeh Nweke and Uzii streets while drainage construction had been completed on Ojoto Street and Edeh Road.
Meanwhile, men of the NBHH, the firm handling the project, were seen removing unsuitable materials from Awalite and Amazu streets as well as School Road, Okpoko.
Speaking to our correspondent, Izuakor said they would have covered more kilometres of road if not for the obstacles they met on many streets.
He said that they were also facing challenges from residents of the area who dumped refuse on some roads where earth work had been completed.
He assured that they were keeping to their promise to the governor—that they would complete six kilometres of road before 17th March.
On his part, another engineer, Valentine Anakor, noted that Governor Soludo had given them fifty percent of their mobilisation fee, a reason they would not disappoint him, even as he said that they wanted to give the Anambra State government roads that would stand the test of time by removing all unsuitable materials that would cause early collapse of the road.
The president general of the Okpoko Development Union, Chief Francis Enemuo, represented by the secretary general, Ifeanyichukwu Ahanonu, appreciated the contractor for taking the pains to remove all the bad materials on the road, saying that some contractors would have closed their eyes and asphalted the road, caring less about the quality.
He thanked Governor Soludo for having the interest of the masses at heart and assured him of their support.