From: Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Determined to ensure the Completion of all ongoing projects before the expiration of the current administration, Delta state governmet on Thursday ordered the contractors handling the various market projects in the state to site.
Delta state Commissioner for Trade and Investments, Mr Chika Ossai who spoke to Journalists in Asaba, said that the state government has remobilized all the contractors with enough funds to ensure Completion of all the projects, especially the market projects in various Communities in the state.
Noting that some of the markets include: Central Market Bomadi in Bomadi Community, Government modern market, Otu- Jeremi , Modern market Okwagbe ,both in Ughelli South Local Government Area of the state and Udu harbour market in Udu Local Government Area of the state, Ossai disclosed that each of the market projects he visited was an eye sore, however expressed displeasure over the slow pace of work by the various Contractors, warning that the state government would invoke its power to ensure that the contractors are dragged to Court.
The Contractors had in their defence, blamed the delay in delivering the projects as required, and alleged poor funding on the part of the state government, especially in the release of funds.
One of the Contractors,Tim Engineering Company who spoke to Journalists said “we have not been mobilized in terms of funding and we will not use our money to work, so the state government has its own side of the challenges, and we cannot afford to spend our money to complete the project”.