NewsReel-2 July 18, 2013: Anambra Approves 5.5 Billion Naira Contracts

 [ Masterweb Reports ] – Anambra State Government has approved contracts for more development projects value at sum of over 5.5 Billion Naira.  The Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Chief Joe Martin Uzodike announced this at the weekly post Executive Council Meeting at the Government House, Awka. 


According to Chief Uzodike, the contracts included: the construction of Ekwulobia-Ezinifite road in Aguata which is 6.3 kilometers and  awarded at the cost of 765.5  million naira with completion period of thirty weeks: Isuofia-Umuona-Nanka road with a spur to Aguata which is 5.2 kilometers and  awarded at the sum of 587.4 million naira, with completion period of thirty weeks and Abube Square Nando to Afor Igbariam road which is 4.4 kilometers and has the contract sum of 636.5 million naira and completion period of twenty-eight weeks. 


He said the State Executive Council also approved the contract for the reconstruction of Bida road and Okwei Street roads Onitsha at the contract sum of one billion naira, while Ndiowu road with a spurs to Orumba North Local Government Area totaling 4.82 kilometers was awarded at a contract sum of 630 million naira with completion period of twenty-eight weeks.


The Commissioner also announced that the council approved contract for construction of three Pedestrian Bridges between the Niger Bridge Head and Zik Round about Onitsha at a contract sum of 435 million naira and Umudioka to Ogbunike road, with spur to Girls’ Secondary School Umudioka, which is 2.4 kilometers at a contract sum of 337.5 million naira with completion period of thirty weeks. 


Chief Uzodike said the council in addition approved the reconstruction of the one kilometer Umuagu Ufuma road phase one in Orumba North at the sum of 121.5 million and reviewed the total cost for the Amansea-Ebenebe-Ugbenu-Ugbene, Oba Ofemili road project which is twenty-two kilometers to accommodate new bridge project on the road.


The Commissioner said that EXCO also approved the award of contract for the construction of Awka Township stadium at the cost of 500 million naira and completion period of 28 weeks as well as approved the construction of flood control structures along Arthur Eze Avenue to Enugu Expressway Awka at the cost of two hundred and ninety-five million which he said has already been fully released to the ministry.


The Commissioner said that the money for the project had been set aside and that the completion period for all of them were within the life span of this Government.




*Photo Caption – Map of Anambra State 

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