From Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin
As part of the effort to create access roads across the state aimed at realizing the “Delta Beyond Oil” Programme, Delta State Government is to construct rural access roads at the cost of N6billion.
The state Commissioner for Works, Mr. Funkekeme Solomon confirmed that the Director of Urban Rural Roads has been directed especially within the Delta North in the ministry to investigate the condition of 7km Ewulu road in Aniocha-North local government area and commence processes by which the roads can be constructed before the end of the present administration.
While dispelling as untrue, allegations of funds embezzlement in most of the roads construction approved by the state government, the commissioner disclosed that several attention have been drawn to the deplorable condition of 7km Ewulu road, Aniocha-North local government area of
the state, adding that the state government was poised to construct the access roads in order to pave way for the realization of Delta Beyond Oil through the urban and rural integrated road programme.
According to the commissioner, “the presence of massive urban/rural road networks across the state would fast track the socio-economy activities of communities in the state, in order to reduce dependency on oil”, and appealed to residents of the area to exercise restraint in their criticism, as government was committed to full scale development across the state.
It was reliably gathered that the roads are usually inaccessible during the rainy season by both vehicles and motor cycles,
A resident in the area, Justin Onyeweuwa, who spoke to Peoples Daily, however expressed confidence that the state government
would assist the community to realize their dream, especially in the construction of the access roads in line with Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan three-point agenda.