Uzodinma sets up taskforce on road project monitoring, sacks non- performing contractors
The Governor of Imo state, Senator Hope Uzodinma has constituted a six-man taskforce committee to monitor, evaluate and revoke some road projects whose contractors are either inactive or have abandoned their work.
The committee, according to our reporter is chaired by the Deputy Governor, Professor Placid Njoku.
It would be recalled that the Governor had yesterday during an unscheduled inspection visit on Assumpta roundabout/Port Harcourt road axis, directed the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works to immediately terminate the contract and re-award it to a more serious contractors who will be able to finish the work before the rain sets in.
The Governor had earlier frowned at the lackadaisical attitude of some contractors handling the road projects in the state, stressing that the government cannot be held to ransom by contractors who are bent on sabotaging his efforts by abandoning contracts awarded to them by the previous government.
Meanwhile, he has charged the committee to swing into action and report to the government any irregularities which may impede on the speed of the road projects, insisting that the work must get to a considerable extent before the rain sets in.
Other members of the taskforce committee are Dr. E.C Egbuka, the Acting Permanent Secretary Ministry of Works as the secretary of the committee, Willie Okolie, Emeka Iheanacho, Fabian Ihekweme and Iyke Njoku.
In a related development, the Governor had today Tuesday appointed McDonald Ebere the Special Adviser on Sanitation and General Manager for Environmental Transformation Commission ENTRACO.