Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Traditional rulers to monitor projects in Delta, says governor

30 September 2011

TRADITIONAL rulers of communities where Delta State government is executing projects, henceforth, will be involved in the monitoring of such projects to check excesses of contractors who abandon their work after they have been mobilised.

The state governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, gave the indication, recently, in Asaba, when he received the newly installed traditional ruler of Oruarive-Abraka Kingdom, Akpomeyoma Majoroh, Ojeta 11.

He said that the traditional rulers were expected to raise an alarm if contractors, particularly those who hail from the benefiting communities, refuse to execute the job after collecting mobilisation fees.

Uduaghan said that the involvement of the traditional rulers in the monitoring of projects had become neccesary to avoid a situation where contractors collect money and abandon the projects.

“The new strategy we are using, we will try as much as possible to involve the traditional rulers in the monitoring of projects in the communities, especially if the contractor is an indigene,” he stated.

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