By Stanley Onyekwere
The Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Abdullahi Adamu Candido, has expressed serious concerns over the slow pace of the ongoing development of the Council’s Community Radio and market upgrade projects in Karshi Chiefdom.
Candido who described the development as unsatisfactory, however reiterated his resolve to improve the performance rate of the contractors handling the projects.
He spoke yesterday while on an inspection of old and new projects in Karshi and Orozo communities, in AMAC.
“AMAC grassroots radio which in a state of growth and development, not yet satisfactorily completed within the next 2 to 3 months we should be almost 70 to 90 completion.
“The Karshi community upgraded market which I said we are likely going to revoke that understanding between the Council and the partner, so that we can have another partner who can go in and do the right thing.
“Because down the lane it has been 7 to 8 months that the developer has been on a slow speed, that is not my thinking of that market by now I expected that slot of shops are in place, and of course close to 75 percent completed but it is less than 25 percent completed.
“It is either we revoke it or call him to order so that we will know the right thing to do.”
Furthermore, on cost implications of all the projects, the AMAC boss explains that “it is within the budgetary provisions of the council, we have not gone outside the budget.
“We are humans, we may have wanted to complete all projects before July but we are not able to get it exactly achieved but we have done almost more than 60 to 70 percent.
“All that you see today is within the limit of the budget, it is part of the 2018 rolling plan.”