I will not abandon any projects – Ekweremadu

Senator Ike Ekweremadu, the representative of Enugu West in the Senate, has said that no constituency project will be abandoned in the district.

Ekweremadu, who was reacting to allegations of abandoned projects in the constituency, said Enugu West remained ahead in terms of implementation of constituency projects in the country.

The senator’s Special Assistant on Projects, Mr Jonathan Ivoke, said the former deputy president of the Senate, challenged any person who cared to come for a tour of the constituency to see projects which he attracted to the district.

He said, “The Ogwuma rural road rehabilitation project was first included in 2017 Zonal intervention project under Sustainable Development Goals in the Presidency.

“Unfortunately, it was not awarded by the Presidency due to lack of funds.

“It was then rolled over to the 2018 budget under Ministry of Environment and awarded.

“The work involved is restoration of eroded surface and laying of asphalt and it is ongoing.

“Umuhu Owelli erosion control project is ongoing, asphalt was laid before the rains and will continue after the rains because it is also included in the 2019 budget.

“The Amata, Ituku erosion control project is also ongoing, some drainage work has just been done, awaiting asphalting immediately after the rains.

“The road project at Mgbowo attracted by Senator Ekweremadu has since been completed by the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency and commissioned.

“This can easily be verified from anybody from Mgbowo.

He advised the media and civil society organisations to always make proper enquiries from the respective MDAs.

“Tracking of constituency project is a very positive development. It affords the citizens the opportunity of knowing what their representative does and how the FG MDAs carry out their statutory responsibilities.

“However, I want to request that visits should be made to the Directors of Projects of the various MDAs for proper inquiries on project status.

“I also want to appeal to communities to set in motion structures for the protection and maintenance of amenities sited in their domain,” he added.

(NAN)