From Lawal Sa’idu Funtua, Katsina
Katsina State Government has awarded a N9billion contract for the construction of access road and irrigation Dam in Danja Local Government Area of Katsina State.
“The Danja Dam has been on the drawing board since the time of Northern Region.
Musa Adamu Funtua, the Katsina State Commissioner of water resources disclosed this during a press briefing on Monday in Katsina.
Funtua said that the construction of the access road leading to the Dam and the Dam construction had started for the past several months.
“The present APC administration in Katsina State has awarded the contract and gave the construction firm mobilization fees of N2.3 billion which is 30 percent of the main contract.
“The State Government has made a plan of releasing the sum of N150 million monthly, to the Dam construction firm to motivate them to remain in the site.
“The Government has directed the construction company to put more efforts in the constructing of the access road to the Dan site.
“The company has done at least 50 percent work on the access road along Gozaki town as the Dam has been site in an areas with Difficult terrain” he said
Funtua disclosed that the Government had given the construction company 2 years to complete the project and when the Dan is completed it will provide Job opportunities to the teaming youth in the area.
The commissioner said that the Dam will boost irrigation farming and will reduce the menace of rural to urban migration.
Funtua said that the farming near the Dam will provide raw materials to the tomatoes and sugar company currently under construction in Danja town.