OKOROCHA RELEASES N10BN TO CONTRACTORS
Governor, Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has disclosed that the sum of N10 billion has been paid to the contractors handling 500 kilometers on-going rural road projects towards ensuring their completion before the rainy season.
Okorocha disclosed this during a meeting he held with commissioners, House of Assembly members, permanent secretaries, directors and other top government functionaries at Sam Mbakwe Hall, Concorde Hotel, Owerri.
He stated that his administration plan to complete all road projects it started in order to reduce the sufferings, the people are passing through in various areas of the state and enjoined the contractors to reciprocate the gesture by adhering to the terms of agreement.
He said the government would ensure a maintenance culture on all the on-going road projects, adding that transition committee chairmen of local government areas would be held responsible for roads not well executed in their areas.
The governor who noted that the state since its inception has spent the sum of N45 billion on roads promised to pay completely for any road project completed, adding that, the state government had spent about N500 billion on road projects since creation.
He stressed that the secret of his success, especially in executing projects was sacrifice and prudence in handling public funds and expressed gratitude to the elected and appointed government functionaries and the people for their sacrifice and understanding towards moving the state forward.