Ukah Urges Deltans To Redouble Support For Okowa To Reap More Democracy Dividends.  

The continuation of the town hall meeting by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to various local government areas of the state has been described as a platform to showcase how the SMART mantra has been translated into physical development.

The state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, stated this yesterday in an interview at the commissioning of the Aragba/Okobia/Okwetolor/Okuagbude/Warri-Sapele road constructed by the Delta State government.

Mr. Ukah said the roads commissioned in Okpe and Udu local government areas were promises made by the Governor during his 2015 electioneering campaigns stressing that the lean resources were being used judiciously to develop the state in all sectors.

He said the new Orerokpe modern market, built to meet international standards, was also a clear indication that the state government was committed to giving all parts of the state projects that will boost commercial activities and charged the people to put the project to maximum use.

He advised critics of the present administration to go round the state to gather first-hand information on projects on ground and juxtapose it with what the state got from the federation account adding that prudence, accountability and due process has remained a top priority in the award and execution of projects.

The Information Commissioner said Deltans were lucky to have Senator Okowa as the man at the helm of affairs in this era of paucity of funds occasioned by the economic recession and gave assurance that with maximum support and cooperation, the state will get to the desired destination.

Mr. Ukah said the town hall meeting was apt as it had afforded the Governor opportunity to commission projects executed and completed by his administration in the various local government areas, emphasizing that the ones at different stages of completion will be completed in the life of the present administration.

He commended the people of Okpe and Udu local government areas for their support for the PDP led administration in the state and gave assurance that their socioeconomic and political challenges will continue to attract the attention of government.

He attributed the success story of the Okowa’s tenure to the prevailing peace in the upland and riverine communities and enjoined all Deltans to put the interest of the state above other considerations.

Okowa Orders Revocation Of Contract For Udu Harbour Market; Holds Town Hall Meetings In Udu and Okpe

DELTA State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has ordered that contract for the Construction of Udu Harbour Market be revoked as the contractor had failed to prove its competence.

The Governor gave the order during a Town Hall meeting he had with the people of Udu, Udu Local Government Area of Delta State.

According to the Governor, the contractor handling the project has been adequately mobilised to site but, has failed to deliver the project to expectations.

While urging the office of the Secretary to the Delta State Government to complete the process of revocation of the contract within two weeks for the project to be reawarded to a more competent contractor for execution, Governor Okowa asserted, “when I make any pronouncement during town hall meetings, it should be implemented immediately.”

The Governor who stated that his administration was committed to completing the Udu Harbour Market and execute more projects in the area, urged the people to be peaceful as “no contractor is ready to work in crisis zones.”

He specifically urged the people of Aladja and Ogbe-Ijaw to avoid any form of hostility but, have respect for their traditional rulers for peace to reign in the area which is the panacea for developmental projects to take place.

At the hall meeting, the Governor took time to enumerate the successes of his administration in the area of job and wealth creation, the education sector, provision of infrastructure, among others, assuring that his administration will not relent in executing programmes that will better the lives of Deltans.

From Udu, Governor Okowa moved to Orerokpe where he commended the people of Okpe Local Government Area for their peaceful dispositions which has led to his administration successfully executing projects in the area.

Chairman of Udu Local Government Council and that of Okpe Local Government Council, Chief Solomon Kpomah and Prince Godwin Ejinyere in their separate addresses during the town hall meeting in their respective local government areas, listed series of projects executed in their area.

They commended the Governor for the effective management of resources which has benefited a lot of Deltans.