Contractors in Imo have commended Governor Rochas Okorocha for releasing N10 billion Naira for the payment of road projects in the state.
Information contained in a Government House Press release made available to IMO STATE BLOG disclosed that the Contractors have assured that the payment will accelerate work in several sites all over the state and, lead to early completion especially in the rural areas.
According to Mr Johnson Onuchukwu a contractor handling a major road project in Okigwe, the decision by government is a testimony of Governor Okorocha’s commitment to development of the rural areas and improving the lives of people and economic development of the state.
A few days ago, governor Okorocha ordered the immediate release of N10 billion Naira for payment to contractors who have completed 30% of their job specifications.
“This state is determined to finish the building of all the roads in the state so that another administration will focus on other areas to ensure that Imo becomes a modern-One-City-State”, the governor said.
Prior to Governor Okorocha’s announcement, some politicians in the state had alleged that this administration is only paying lip service to road construction and had deliberately refused to pay for work done.
Governor Okorocha explained that the government was only being prudent in spending money and to ensure that only contractors who had made specification by government will get paid. He said the days when fictitious contracts and contractors take advantage of the state by collecting money and not executing the projects are over.
Governor Okorocha calls on the Imolites to personally monitor the performance of all those executing projects in the state and ensure that they get their monies worth.
“Even Keke operators has stopped and questioned the quality of work by some contractor. That is the new Imo where people’s interest is taking seriously. I urged all Imolites both in the city and in the rural areas to monitor those executing projects in their areas”.
He pledged to promptly pay for work done by any contractor in the state as long as is it is done strictly to specification by