Drainage Projects Will Check Erosion -Uduaghan
Delta state governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has assured residents of Asaba that the current drainage project going on in the town was comprehensive and will adequately check erosion in the capital territory.Dr Uduaghan who gave the assurance while inspecting some projects in Asaba ordered the contractor to fast track the project so that the people of Asaba will have immediate relief.
He explained that though it was difficult to appreciate the progress of work in a drainage project but nonetheless expressed satisfaction with the pace of work.
“I am pleased with the pace of work. Drainage work has a complicated process and I believe the construction company is doing a good job. This will help solve the erosion problem in Asaba and environ”.
The governor promised that the drainage project would be extended to connect internal roads in Asaba explaining that within 2 to 3 years there would be an effective drainage system in the town.
Governor Uduaghan also encouraged youths in the state to device means of empowering themselves rather than depending solely on government saying “I think many of our youths should emulate this. The boy grinding garri at bank of the Anwai River is earning a living from it”.
Engineer Pierre Karim of Modis Construction who conducted the governor round the drainage site along Okpanam and Anwai road said the project was a master underground drainage system.
He noted that the drainage would channel flood into the Anwai River stating that his company was currently carrying out excavation work and constructing 200 meters retaining wall to protect the infant Jesus Academy building which is close to the drainage site.
Engr. Karim also explained that his company was constructing kerb stones to create a walk way along the drainage system and promised to deliver not just a quality job but would meet specifications and complete the job on schedule.
Meanwhile the installation of a 5 kilo watts digital television transmitter and accessories at the Delta Broadcasting Service Asaba would be completed in four weeks time.
This was disclosed by Engineer Moses Ojo of Comfax Nig Ltd when the state governor Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan paid an unscheduled visit to inspect the progress of work at the station. Engr. Ojo said when the new digital transformer was fully functional DBS Asaba will have a wider coverage and reception.
Explaining a point to the governor the acting general manager of the station Mr. Austine mowah said arrangement has been made to move the 20 kilo watts analogy transmitter in Delta Broadcasting Service Warri to DBS Ubulu-Uku relay station to help boost signals,
Governor Uduaghan was accompanied on the inspection by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Works, Mr. William Riabhele and some top government functionaries.