By Nwogha Ndubuisi, Abakaliki
Ebonyi state government led by Governor Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru has approved the reconstruction of Walter works road Abakaliki, after over twenty years.
Speaking with journalists in Abakaliki, the state capital, the Commissioner for Works and Transportation, Engr Stanley Lebechi Mbam, noted that the clearing of the abandoned road has gradually commenced especially the treatment of water reservoir which is meant to supply water to Ebonyi communities is located at the extreme part of the road.
Engr Mbam, however, maintained that Governor Nwifuru’s led administration would not stop to fufill his campaign manifesto of people’s charter of needs, stating that the road would not only serve for one purpose but as well for the residents of the communities across the streets.
He, further disclosed that the total kilometer of the road has not been ascertain until after the design,”the road will be considered either to be awarded or to be used for direct labour”. he said
“This road was completely abandoned until just yesterday, governor visited here and today work has commenced and within short period of time the low lift will be done.”
Recall that the state governor yesterday (Wednesday) night inspected the water facilities in the State to the low-lift area where Ebonyi River is located.
The dilapidated low-lift facility is meant to move the raw water from Ebonyi River to the high-lift at the hill, where water is treated and pumped to various areas.
It was learnt that the Governor during the inspection vowed to fix the road and directed the commissioner for Works and Transport to get the road in good shape, from CAS till the low-lift area and replace the collapsing culverts.