In a bid to ensure that all rural road projects in the state are completed; the Imo state Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has charged the State Central Recovery committee on rural roads to see their appointment as an opportunity to contribute their own quota in the state especially to make sure that the fund given to contractors handling rural roads are utilized.
The governor who made the call during the inauguration of the committee at the state Government House, Owerri, made it clear that their main function is to recover the fund given to contractors that abandoned their projects or to ensure that they complete it.
He recalled that during his tour of local governments recently, it was discovered that most rural road projects were abandoned by contractors, which he said that made the state government to set up the committee to ensure that funds given to contractors are not lost.
The committee is made up of top government officials, top security functionaries and royal fathers and has three months to complete their assignment.
Owelle Okorocha stressed the need for them to access the level of job done by each of the contractors to enable them discharge their duties effectively. He said that the state government has noticed that most of the contractors handling the road projects in the rural areas have failed and expressed confidence that the committee will assist the state government in recovering the funds given to those who abandoned their projects.
In his response the chairman of the committee who is the Chief of Staff, Government House and Commissioner Special Duties, Sir. Jude Ejiogu, thanked the governor for the confidence reposed on them and assured that the committee will discharge their duties effectively;
He added that any contractor that abandoned its project would be brought to book.
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