Delta govt lists conditions of payment to contractors
Delta State government will henceforth pay only certified road contracting firms who have completed their projects in accordance with the required standards and specifications.
The state Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye, disclosed this when he inspected ongoing road projects in Warri, Uvwie, Effurun, Ughelli, Isoko and Udu local government areas.
He said that government had commissioned various authorities to thoroughly supervise road projects.
He further disclosed that the Okowa administration was poised to providing sustainable roads network and would not condone shabbily done jobs.
He therefore asked the contracting firm handling the Ugbolokposo-Alegbo road in Uvwie Local Government Area to repair the failed portions and expand the drainage which would be linked to discharge into a natural water way.
Chief Augoye instructed the desalting of drains at the 7.9 kilometres Ekakpamre, Ekrokpe-Usiefurun-Orhunworun road and heightening of the culvert which was the major reason the road failed earlier.
The commissioner directed the site engineer to carry out a comprehensive study to ascertain if another culvert should be constructed and fill portions of the road which have clay materials with boulders and sharp sand.
Augoye also condemned the alleged hostility experienced by the contracting firm handling the rehabilitation and overlay of the 8.7 kilometers Ozoro-Oleh road in Isoko north local government area.
He was also at the rehabilitation of PTI Jakpa Road, Effurun market, the 1.1 kilometer Okpe-Olomu road in Ughelli north and the rehabilitation of the NPA bypass starting from the new port to the old port gate in Warri south local government area where he explained that a soil test was done before embarking on the concrete pavement choice of road, adding that a fresh level would be drawn for the drainage to align it with the reversion of the discharge point at the Miller waterside check point to discharge into the swamp.