By Stanley Onyekwere
The authorities of Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says it’s determined to resolve issues of resettlement of villages / encroachment on the right of way of some on-going roads construction in some developed and developing districts, in the Federal Capital City, Abuja.
According to the FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed, who dropped this hint at the weekend, in his office at Garki I District, Abuja, stressed that his Administration is committed to resolving such encroachment on the Right of Way that impedes on-going roads construction in such districts; stressing that it would enable the contractors handling the provision of infrastructure complete their jobs.
The Minister reiterated that all the stakeholders would be carried along in the process to ensure that all parties are satisfied and given a sense of belonging in line with the vision of President Goodluck Jonathan’s Administration.
According to him, the affected districts include Guzape I & II Districts (ie. Guzape & Kuruduma villages); Idu district (Paipe Village) as well as Karmo district (Karmo village).
Senator Mohammed noted that other affected districts include the Abuja Technology Village (Aleita, Pyakassa and Chika villages); Kagini district (Kagini, Kaba, Guida and Saburi Vilages); Jahi district (Jahi I & II, Kado Kuchia) and relocation of tipper garages.
He revealed that at the Mbora district, the issue would also be addressed at EFAB Estate and Tzango village; while at the Maitama Extension District, the issue of Barack fence would also be resolved.
Furthermore, the minister remarked that the government recently achieved the reconstruction of the failed portion of old Karmo road, which is aimed at alleviating the sufferings of residents, particularly motorists along that route.
Also, Mohmmed announced that his Administration has completed the outstanding engineering infrastructure to Gudu District Phase II, final design of Interceptor Sewer Schedule V, final engineering design of bridges for Dakwa District as well as final engineering design for Arterial Road S30, Collectors A and B and other Access Road to Phase II of Federal Capital City, Abuja.
“The FCT Administration in tune with the Transformation Agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan has completed the Subsoil and Geophysical Investigation of Daki-Biyu, Jahi, Duboyi Districts in the Phase II of the Federal Capital City, Abuja,” the minister was quoted yesterday, in statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Muhammad Sule.