AMAECHI PLEADS WITH RESIDENTS OVER ROADS
Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi has appealed to the residents of the state to exercise patience over the slow pace of work on the ongoing road projects in the state.
Amaechi made the appeal during an unscheduled inspection of some of the projects in the state on Wednesday.
The governor told citizens of the state and motorists plying various routes to be patient with the contractors till after the rains to enable the government to construct good roads.
He noted that any construction work during the raining season would be of low quality and reduce the life span of such projects.
Amaechi said, 'If they carry out any major work now in the next two or three years, it will be very bad. We must be patient to allow these contractors do a good job that will last for us.
'The state has barely four months of construction window.'
The governor said due to the rains, the government had ordered contractors to shut down full-time construction activities except those on Chief G U. Ake Road and Ken Saro-Wiwa/Stadium roads.
On the Elele-Omerulu Road, Amaechi assured the people that the road would be completed by June next year, explaining that the delay in construction was due to the slow crossing of some of the bridges.
The governor also revealed plans by his administration to build a befitting cultural centre in Port Harcourt.
Inspecting the new facility at Bonny Street in Port Harcourt, Amaechi said the government was also planning to provide a multi- layer parking space for the new Centre which is twice the size of the old one, saying the state had acquired adjunct buildings in the area to provide a befitting Cultural Centre for the state.