Preparations are in advanced stages for the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of a straight dual carriage way from Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital all the way to Oron beach. The Commissioner for Works, Akwa Ibom State Mr Ephraim Inyang gave the hint on Tuesday, July 14 while addressing newsmen during a detailed inspection of the marked areas prepared for the construction in oron.
Inyang said the government of Mr Udom Emmanuel is working round the clock to provide a road of top quality that will ease vehicular and human movements from the boundaries of the state to the capital. He assured of government’s readiness to delivering life touching projects and providing critical infrastructure to the people of Akwa Ibom State. He noted that the road from Uyo to Oron was of great economic importance to the people of the state and deserved prior attention.
Accompanied by key staff of the Ministry of Works and Engineers from CCECC, the commissioner for works inspected a number of streets in Oron overtaken by gully erosion. He called on the engineers for the design of an underground drainage to end flooding in Oron town. The commissioner told the contractors to fast track and deliver the design in two weeks to enable construction begin soon to ease the suffering of the masses.
The commissioner pledged the State government’s readiness to redesign Oron township so that most houses built on waterways can be relocated, while there will be massive urban renewal and beautification of the city.