By Stanley Onyekwere
The Satellite Towns Development Department (STDD) of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has expressed its resolve to redouble efforts at fast tracking the speedy rehabilitation of all rural roads within the Territory, especially those in rural areas.
This position was made known by Director overseeing the affairs of the STDD, Engineer Felix Nwankwo while touring some rural roads in the nation’s capital.
Nwankwo noted that some affected roads are currently undergoing procurement, technical bids have been done and evaluated to that regard, to ensure rapid inclusive development in the Territory.
He appealed for calm from all residents especially those affected by floods particularly in Mashafa, Gudupe, Bamboyi and Dankubo villages of Bwari Area Council who recently called for intervention on their roads.
He explained that as soon as there is an approval on this then, the financial bid will be completed leading to the award of contract immediately.
The Director further reiterated that the FCT Administration is very much aware of the issues on the Mpape- Mashafa road and according to him a new design of the road has been done which included 3 numbers of 3 by 3 box culverts replacing the existing pipe culverts (multiple) which will serve the people better.
Nwankwo reassured that the Chairman of Bwari Area Council and the rest of the Communities that Government is doing everything possible in ensuring that all dilapidated roads in the FCT are fixed on time adding that funds will soon be available to execute the projects.
He further added that the Administration is fully aware of the importance of all road projects, and need to get them fixed as soon as possible.