By Stanley Onyekwere
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), has awarded the popular Kuje prison road for construction, to boost the living conditions and economic activities in the area.
Checks revealed that the road has been abandoned for many years by successive FCT Administrations.
According to the Coordinator of FCT Satellite Towns Development Department, (STDD), Isiyaku Tanko Yamawo who disclosed this during his official visit to Kuje Area Council to monitor projects, once the 2018 budget is passed the contractor will be mobilized to site.
He also assured the council of adequate plans to assist in evacuating refuse from Kuje.
He said: “In Kuje I think it is only few roads now that needs to undergo repairs and construction.
“The Kuje Prison road has been awarded and the contractor will soon be onsite. We are just waiting for the 2018 budget. But, once our budget is signed into law, we will mobile the contractor to move to site.
“The contractor has been working on the site and once the budget is passed we are going to pay the contractor and the job will continue.”
Continuing, the STDD boss adds:“I have been told of the challenges kuje is facing about the waste. But you can see the bin here provided by the STDD.
“However, the problem we have been having is we wanted partnering with the Kuje Area Council by providing the bin and our truck and the council will be fueling the trucks.
“This agreement was initiated by the past administration and the administration was not able to meet up with the fueling of the trucks that will move the bin from here to the dumping site.
“The head of environment of the council has assured me that the present administration is ever ready to provide fuel for the truck to aid movement of the refuse to the dumping site.
“When we get back to the office we will put all arrangements in place on how our trucks will be removing this filth.”
The STDD boss also visited the palace of the Gomo of Kuje, Alh. Haruna Jubril and the Chairman of Kuje Area Council, Hon. Abdullahi Galadima to hint them of government projects in Kuje and how they are to be renovated or completed.
Other projects inspected by Tanko are Rehabilitation of 6.5km Kuje- Gwagwalada (phase 1) road, provision of Access road to Senate staff mass housing, Up-grading of 5km senior staff quarter’s road network, Kuje among others.