Anambra lawmakers lament abandonment of Enugu-Onitsha Expressway
Urge President Buhari to order contractor back to site
LAWMAKERS in the Anambra State House of Assembly have lamented the condition of the Onitsha-Enugu expressway, alleging that the contract has been abandoned while calling on the president to as a matter of urgency, direct the contractor back to site.
The lawmakers’ call was based on a resolution sequel to a motion sponsored by the Majority Leader, Dr. Nnamdi Okafor, during plenary.
They noted that Buhari’s intervention would rescue millions of users from untold hardship occasioned by the deplorable condition of the road.
The lawmakers who described the road as important Trunk-A highway, stressed that its completion would not only boost economic activities, and improve goods delivery, but minimize vehicular damages
The majority leader explained that “the contract for the road reconstruction was awarded to Messrs Reynod Construction Company (RCC) in November, 2018, with a completion period of 42 months.
“The construction company had already completed works on the dilapidated Umunya-Awkuzu axis of the expressway and embarked on the Amawbia-Awkuzu section and was doing well at a very good pace until the lockdown and state boundary closures that came with the COVID-19 pandemic occurred.
“We call on President Muhammadu Buhari, through the Minister of Works and Housing, to direct the contractor reconstructing the Anambra section (RCC), to return to site to complete the good job it started on the road to alleviate the sufferings of the road users.”
The Speaker, Uche Okafor, underscored the strategic position of the highway to the socio-economic activities of the South-South and South East geo-political zones.
He therefore, expressed confidence that the federal government would direct the contractor back to site.
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