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Ortom Flag’s Off 1.5bn Construction Of 39km Road In Guma Local Government

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Kajo Martins, Makurdi

Benue State Government has earmarked N1.5 billion for the construction of Tse Gbinde-Fada-Wergba road in Saghev Council ward of Guma Local Government Area of the state.

The road which links Guma and Logo Local Government Areas of the state, according to governor, is in line with the philosophy of his administration to stimulate rural development.

Governor Samuel Ortom made this known on Monday, when he flagged off construction work at Tse Utam, stating that the road, which covers 39 kilometers has five major bridges, several box culverts as well as rings and pipe culverts.

He said Government has to cough out the amount despite paucity of funds because of the desire of his administration to open up rural roads to enhance security and economic well being of the people around the communities there.

Governor Ortom assured that the road together with the Tomatar-Agenke-Tse Ginde road, which had earlier been flagged off cover 93 kilometres and would be completed and commissioned before the end of his tenure.

He advised the people to take ownership of the projects in their domains by ensuring that they support the contractor and protect the equipment as well as materials from being stolen.

The Contractor, Engineer Michael Vaatia expressed appreciation to Governor Samuel Ortom for his deliberate policy of encouraging indigenous contractors and assured that he would execute the project to specifications.

Earlier, President General of Saghev Development Association (SDA), Mr. Amande Tsea said residents of the affected communities would not forget in a hurry what the Governor has done for them by undertaking the construction of the road.

The Governor later commissioned the health facility built at Tse Tseen by the Victim Support Fund, (VSF) in conjunction with the Benue State Government.

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