Cross River Commences Rehabilitation Of 83km Roads Across Cocoa Estates


BEVERLY HILLS, May 08, (THEWILL) – The Cross River Government says it has commenced the rehabilitation of a total of 83 kilometres stretch of roads in the various cocoa estates across the state.

Mr. Oscar Ofuka, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Cocoa Development, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar on Sunday, said the road rehabilitation projects were in line with the determination of Gov. Ben Ayade-led administration to make cocoa the main stay of the state's economy.

He listed the projects as the 20.1-kilometre Abia-Bendeghe Road and the10.5-kilometre roads in the cocoa estates located in Abonita, Etung Local Government Area of the state.

Others are the 30.5-kilometre road in Ikom cocoa estate and the 20.2-kilometre road in Cocoa Farm Plantation estate.

Ofuka, who is also the Chairman of Cross River State Cocoa Management Team, said that the state government was concerned about the long neglect of the estates over the years and was determined to turn them round.