Tuesday, June 15, 2021

I’m disappointed in you, Gov. Umahi tells contractor


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Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

The Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi, has expressed dissatisfaction over the pace of work on the 15.5 km Nkalagu/Ehamufu/NigerCem Road awarded late last year to an expatriate company, China Zhunghaoi.

He made his feelings known on Friday while inspecting the level of work done on the road.

Umahi, who made the unscheduled inspection while on his way from the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu, expressed dismay that nothing had been done on the road months after it was awarded.

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He said that with what he saw, he doubted if the contractor would be capable of doing the job.

The governor said, “I think we have been on this road for about three months. I must say that I am totally and comprehensively disappointed with the contractor.

“I doubt the capability of the contractor to do this job. This matter will be taken back to state Executive Council and within one or two weeks, the council will take a decision.”

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Umahi, who was worried that the contractor had almost exhausted the dry season doing nothing, stated that his government would not allow any contractor to play with the road because of its importance to the people of Ebonyi State.

“This road is very important to our government and Ebonyi people and so I never envisaged that the rate of construction will be like this. We have about four months of dry weather and we have only two more months of dry weather left.

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“I was thinking that this company will do a good work like they are doing with the flyover projects but that is not the situation. And let it be registered that I said I am totally and comprehensively disappointed on the contractor,” the governor said.

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