Uduaghan Challenges Political Office Holders On Project Monitoring
SAN FRANCISCO, February 11, (THEWILL) - Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has urged political office holders to engage in project monitoring to ensure that projects are executed to specifications and delivered on time.
The Governor who made the call Tuesday while inspecting some projects in Asaba, stated that this year, he will spend lesser time in the office as he would be more in the field monitoring on-going projects.
Amongst the projects he inspected in Asaba is the fly-over at Ekwumekwu round about, the Asaba flood and drainage project, some roads in Asaba as well as the construction of classrooms and staff quarters at the Osadenis High School, Asaba.
According to him, 'we are determined to finish strong; this year is not for people to sit in the office, but, everybody must be in the field working, inspecting or commissioning projects.
' He disclosed that the handing over of schools to their owners including missionaries has thrown up some challenges because most of the students who were in the schools that have been handed over were moved to government schools where fees are not paid.
Dr Uduaghan observed that Osadenis High School has been upgraded to have sixty-four classrooms while staff quarters are also being constructed to accommodate teachers.
'We are building staff quarters because it is important that teachers are accommodated, it gives them a lot of motivation and makes them to monitor the activities of students,' the Governor said, reiterating that staff quarters would be built in different schools in the state as 'fund and space allow.
' He used the occasion to decry the felling of trees, especially in government schools, stating that his administration was championing green economy and as such, more trees should be planted in available space to provide shade and protect the environment while existing ones should be preserved.