I will complete all my projects before 2019 – Engr Dave Umahi.
The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has promised that his administration would complete all ongoing projects in the state like the construction and rehabilitation of roads, bridges, drainages, shopping mall and flyovers before May 29, 2019.
He said this at his country home in Uburu Ohaozara Local Government Area of the State during a meeting with contractors, managing directors, resident engineers, officials of the state ministries of works, lands, power, education and the Universal Basic Education Board.
He said that the interactive forum was initiated to chart a road map that would enhance the speedy and timely completion of all projects awarded by the government since assumption of office in 2015.
“No job that I started would be carried over to my second tenure, by the second quarter of this year 2018. I intend to complete all projects and enter politicking against the forthcoming general election,” the governor said.
He reiterated his commitment to quality projects, which he said would be subjected to integrity tests.
Umahi explained that his administration was working to prevent delays in projects execution and had directed contractors handling various projects to submit fresh timetables of their contract schedule to enable the government to prepare for payment ahead of time.
He said, “No supervising engineer should supervise a project for more than two months. At expiration of the period, the engineer should hand over to another colleague. All supervising engineers should take responsibility for jobs supervised by them.
“When any contractor fails to adhere to the timetable submitted, the government would commence the collection of liquidated demurrage on them.”
The governor also announced that he had granted full authority to his Special Assistant on Projects Monitoring to stop any project without recourse to any person. “I demand a change of attitude from our supervising engineers. Let them do their work in adherence to specifications. Our problem is that we do our work on part-time.