The four-day inspection tour of government projects across the state by the Delta State Office of Project Implementation and Evaluation, Asaba, was rounded off yesterday with a visit to the on-going Kwale – Beneku bridge project in Ndokwa east and west local government areas.
The monitoining team, led by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Project Implementation and Evaluation, Honourable (Prince) Johnson Erijo, also inspected the Abari – Asaba Ase road project in Ndokwa east being handled by MCC.
Speaking on his observations during the four – day exercise, which took the team to Uvwie, Warri south, Okpe, Ndikwa east and Ndokwa west local government areas, Honourable Erijo said the determination of the Okowa administration to leave the state better than he met it was evident in the number of projects going on in all parts of the state.
The Special Adviser charged contractors, consultants, site engineers and field officers of contract awarding Ministries, Departments and Agencies in the state to key into the new governnent’s policy on contract award and execution to enable Governor Ifeanyi Okiwa deliver quality projects to Deltans.
He stressed the need for all contractors to be on their toes in order not to fall short of expected standards, stressing that they should stick to job specifications at all times as shoddy delivery of projects would no longer be tolerated.
While commending members of his team, made up of Executive Assistants, Senior Special Assistants, Special Assistants to the Governor on Project Monitoining, as well as Field Officers, Media Aides and Support Staff for a job well done, Honourable Erijo promised to return to the project sites soon to ascertain the level of compliance with quality control, in line with the Stronger Delta vision of the Okowa administration.
Among the projects earlier inspected by the monitoining team were the Warri/Uvwie drainage project being handled by CCEC, the 900 capacity tankers park and access road at Ekpan, in Uvwie, and the Governnent Technical College project at Orerokpe.