It was a beehive of activities at the various project sites in Aniocha/ Oshimili Federal Constituency, Delta State and a hectic period last week, for site engineers where projects, attracted by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, for the people of the Federal Constituency, are ongoing.
The engineers with their workforce at the sites were forceful and determined to deliver the projects on time and according to contractual agreements.
Presently, construction work is ongoing on various projects and some have already been completed in Issele-Uku, Ubulu-Okiti, Okpanam, Ubulu-Uku, Ogwashi-Uku, Oko, Issele-Asagba, Issele-Mkpitime, Obomkpa, Idumuje-Unor and Ugbodu communities.
The projects include; Community Town Halls, ICT Centres, Road construction and Obi Palaces.
Work on the Issele-Mkpitime Community Town Hall has finally been completed and will soon be handed over to the community, while the Issele-Uku Community Town Hall and the ICT Centre being constructed simultaneously for the community, will be completed in a few days.
Information and Communication Technology Centre, (ICT Centre) Ubulu- Okiti and Okpanam are almost ready and will be inaugurated before the end of the year.
Issele-Asagba and Ubulu-Uku Community Town Halls are in their advanced stages of construction, with firm assurances from the site engineer that they will be fully completed before the end of November.
Work on the Omu Okpanam Palace project has progressed considerably, with the decking done and block work commenced for the first floor. The site engineer, Charles Ezenwa, was resolute in his commitment to deliver the project before the end of December this year.
“Issele-Uku town hall as you can see, has been roofed, Ubulu-Okiti ICT Centre is almost done and the painting would have been completed by the time you will get there and the project would be completed by the end of the third week in November.
“Okpanam ICT Centre has been completed, what is slowing us down is the Duplex, which is the Omu Okpanam Palace. This is because we did the decking five days ago. Though by Saturday (19/11/22) we will start jacking up the blocks, but we will not remove the decking until after 21days.
“Everything is being done as directed by the Minority Leader and honestly, I want the Omu to be in that Palace by the second week of December, by God’s grace”, the site engineer assured.
The Ogwashi-Uku Farm Resort is about to be decked and will be fully delivered.
According to the site engineer, Prince Igwe, the project is sure to be ready by December ending.
“We have roofed the Ubulu-Uku Town Hall and for the Ogwashi-Uku Farm Resort, we are about to do the decking. The materials for the decking have been provided and hopefully, the resort will be fully done by the end of December if God wills,” Igwe promised.
At the site of Issele-Uku – Idumuje-Unor road rehabilitation project, it was observed that the erosion control drainage has been completed and the road is open for vehicular movements.
We spoke with the site engineer and this was what he said: “We are done with the erosion control measures on the road, with the construction of 600 metres flood control drainage system at both sides and two control coverts, channelling flood water from the other side of the drain down to the existing canal.
“What is remaining is the clearing of the road and installation of the paving stones. We are actually using pave stones on the road for sustainability and durability based on the nature of the road. Hopefully, we will get the whole thing done in no distant time, but we have made the road passable for motorists now.”
Oko landing bay has been completed and with the receding of the flood which affected all the Communities in that area, arrangements, according to the contractor, are being concluded with a view to Commissioning and handing over the project to the benefiting communities.
The Community Palaces in Obomkpa and Idumuje-Unor are completed and arrangements are also on, towards commissioning and formal handing over the projects to the respective communities.
Massive construction work is still ongoing at the Ugbodu-Ohiodue road project linking Delta State with Edo State.
The road with a drainage system has been asphalted up to the Ohe River where the link bridge is presently being constructed with great assurance from the contractor that the project will be concluded soon
Also, last week, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ndudi Elumelu organised a capacity training program on modern fish farming for Youths in Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency.
Over two hundred youths drawn, specifically, from Ebu and Onicha-Olona were trained on fish farming with starter packs given to the beneficiaries to start off with their own farms.
Meanwhile, the Minority Leader, to the glory of God Almighty, fulfilled his vow of providing hand-crafted Vatican Chairs to St. Paul’s Catholic Cathedral, Issele-Uku.
Elumelu glorified the Lord God Almighty for the arrival, clearing and delivery of the expensive chairs to the Church on Wednesday last week.