The Akwa Ibom Government says it is set to inaugurate 49 road construction projects as part of activities to mark the fourth year in office of Gov. Udom Emmanuel’s administration on May 29.
The Commissioner for Works in the state, Mr Ephraim Inyangeyen, disclosed this during an interaction with newsmen in Uyo on Thursday.
Inyangeyen said that the inauguration of the projects would be used to showcase the performance of the government in the last four years.
The commissioner added that government would also terminate all contracts that had been delayed by contractors and re-assigned them to new contractors.
“The Ibom Airport to Uya Oron road project awarded to Aquatic Construction Ltd is hereby cancelled due to delays, ” he said.
According to him, the road projects ready for inauguration include: Nsit Atai, Obot Akara Into Edino road, Mkpok Okat road, Ikot Usop, Awa Edem and 4.6km road around Akwa Ibom State University, Obio Akpa Campus in Oruk Anam Local Government.
Others included, 6.41 km road in Atan Offot, Udunguko road, Ikot Ebiekpe road among others.
He said that the road projects cut across the three senatorial districts in the state, especially those council areas that were not touched by the previous administrations.
He said that some of the road projects not considered yet would be considered in the first line charge of the second term of this administration.
Inyangeyen said that 69 internal roads had been completed by the state government, adding that 43 of these internal roads were located within Uyo metropolis.
The commissioner said that the present administration was very mindful of contractors used in executing road projects, stressing that government did not give contracts to political contractors to ensure quality and efficiency.