The member representing Ini State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Ekpenyong Bassey, says all the developmental projects embarked upon by the Governor Udom Emmanuel’s administration across the state were designed to improve the living condition of the masses, and, as such, efforts must be geared towards completing them as the government progresses, instead of initiating new ones .
Mr Bassey spoke, yesterday, when Ephraim Inyang-Eyen, the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Works, appeared before the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation chaired by Hon. Uduak Odudoh (Ikot Abasi/Eastern Obolo State Constituency), to defend the 2020 budget estimates of his ministry.
Bassey was reacting to one of the positions Mr Inyang-Eyen put forward in that the continuous rainfall in 2019 has greatly slowed the pace of road works carried out by his ministry in many parts of the state.
He said, among other things, that it would be “very bad” for the Governor Emmanuel’s administration to finish the eight-year tenure without having a signature project in the state.
He said: “We are faced with issues of global warning which has changed whether conditions. You could see that up till now, we are still having rainfall.
“So, my advice would be: lets reduce the groundbreakings and going around starting new projects because the time is very short. We should concentrate on the already existing projects so that we can complete them in good time”.
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