ANAMBRA SET TO AXE DEFAULTING CONTRACTORS
Anambra State Government yesterday said it was ready to show non-performing contractors the way out of the state, especially now that they would no longer use the rains as an excuse for non-performance.
Governor Peter Obi, who sounded the warning yesterday while inspecting the ongoing construction of Majuo-Okolobo Road in the capital city, Awka said he would not allow any contractor mess up the good work the government was doing in the state to delay its pace.
Expressing satisfaction with the level of work on the road, the governor cautioned the residents of the area not to turn the culvert being constructed into refuse dumps as some people did in some parts of the state.
Following the refusal of the people to adhere to directives not to dump refuse in the culverts, Obi disclosed that the state would sponsor a bill that when passed into law, would deal with indiscriminate dumping of refuse in Anambra State.
He, however, assured the people of Awka of his government's resolve not to relent in its efforts to provide necessary infrastructure in Awka as befitting a capital territory.
He said: 'Since the creation of the state, my government has done in Awka what no other government did since creation. We did the two secretariats, the teaching hospital, chief judges' quarters, the customary court of appeal and the SEMA building.
'We completed the ASUBEB building and upgrading the Ekwueme Square. In terms of road, we dualised the Zik's Avenue, did the Inner Awka Ring Road, Court Road, roads within the GRA, the Agu Awka-Nibo-Nise-Enugu-Ukwu ring road among other projects.'
Responding, the head of the area, Chief Mike Nwobu expressed the delight of the people at the visit of Obi, adding that Awka people had never doubted the governor's good intentions backed by action.
Also, another community leader in the area, Chief Ogugua Nwosu, commended the governor for his good works in the state and called on the people of the state to treasure the governor as God's gift to the state.