Delta moves to end alleged hostilities against contractors
The Delta State Government has moved to end alleged hostilities between contracting firms and host-communities.
The Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye, who stated this yesterday while inspecting ongoing projects across the state, said government had taken steps to ensure contracting firms engaged for roads’ projects were not harassed or attacked by suspected irate youths in the host-communities.
Augoye, who condemned the recent attack on a contracting firm (name withheld) handling the rehabilitation and overlay of the 8.7 kilometres Ozoro/Oleh Road in Isoko North Local Council,, said: “The state government is very concerned about reports of alleged attacks on contracting firms in host- communities and stiffer punishment would be meted out on anybody found wanting or any irate youths caught in the act.”
He said that erring contractors and un-certified contracting firms, who have not completed their works in accordance with required standard/specification, might be sanctioned.
The commissioner, who was at Uvwie, Effurun, Ughelli, Isoko and Udu communities for inspection, said the Governor Okowa-led administration was poised to provide sustainable roads’ network for Deltans.
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