In what appears as a positive response to the unstoppable punches from Deltans over the poor quality of road projects in the state,the state Governor,Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has vowed to blacklist and persecute any contracting firm whose project does not stand the test of time.
The governor who was represented by the state Commissioner for Works,Chief James Augoye at a meeting with contractors in the state,told contracting firms to take their jobs seriously, reiterating that their jobs must not fail within their agreement period with the state government.
Urging them not to compromise standard even when under pressure from supervising engineers, he said shoddy jobs would be seen as sabotaging efforts of the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration towards ensuring better lives for all Deltans.
In another development,the state government has given farm tank owners in the state two weeks ultimatum to get more fire service trucks and set up a taskforce to monitor the activities of truck drivers outside their loading stations to guide against selling and spilling diesel on the road.
Issuing the ultimatum during a meeting with tank farm owners in Warri South Local Government Area on how to synergize on maintaining and decongesting traffic caused by heavy duty trucks plying the NPA Expressway, Shagwolo,Ubeji and Ode Itsekiri axis, Augoye and his counterpart in the Ministry of Transport,Mr. Vincent Uduaghan,said the meeting became a necessity following the recent fire outbreak that destroyed property worth millions of naira at the Shagwolo/Ubeji road axis.
They said the safety of the residents of the area was paramount, instructing the tank farm owners to get their own tankers park and desist from parking on the roads and bridges.They enjoined them to use a maximum of 40 tons capacity trunks instead of the 60 tons capacity trucks, lamenting that they were destroying bridges on the Trans Warri/Ode Itsekiri road.