By Mercy Kasarachi, Asaba
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, yesterday, said his interest in road construction was borne out of the desire to open up the state for investors.
He made disclosure at the commissioning ceremony of Emede Ring Road,Emede, Isoko South local government area of the state which was constructed by his administration. “Investors are very vital to the socio-economic development of our people; they will create job opportunities and contribute to the development of our state that is why we are constructing roads in all parts of the state, to make our communities accessible”, said the governor.
He stated that concrete was used for the construction of the road rather than asphalt as it will last longer due to the terrain, assuring the people that plans are on for more projects to be commissioned.
He had earlier commissioned blocks of stores at Akporio Market constructed by the Isoko North local government council at Ozoro where he restated his administration’s commitment to the completion of the Ozoro Modern Market being constructed by his administration as such would boost the economic life of the people of the area, especially,those in the rural communities.
The President-General of Emede Progress Union, Okporokpo Ejumejowo had in an address delivered at the occasion, said that the award,completion and eventual commissioning of this road attest to the truth that the governor is a promise keeper.
Nicholas Areh, President, Ozoro Progress Union had in an address during the commissioning of Akporio Market described Governor Okowa as a lover of Ozoro Kingdom whose administration had constructed Urude Township road, Opute Hall, Ekene Street, roads and drains on Egbabor/Olecha Street, Ozoro ultra modern market and the Ozoro/Ughelli dual carriage way that are ongoing.