The state government says it will promptly deliver on its electioneering promises with several visible evidences within the first 100days in office. The commissioner for Housing and Urban Renewal, Prince Enobong Uwah stated this while inspecting the progress of the on-going renovation and refurbishing of the administrative block, gynaecology and post natal ward as well as the paediatric and male ward of the St. Luke’s hospital, Anua Offot, Uyo.
The commissioner commended the contractor for the quality and pace of the work. He however urged them to work harder to ensure that the work was delivered on schedule as the governor will not go back on his promise to Akwa Ibom people.
The Project Manager at the hospital renovation site, Engr. Oliver Ebong, who showed the commissioner around the project, thanked the commissioner and his team for the encouragement given him. He assured the commissioner that the renovation aspects of the work would be delivered on schedule.
The project manager however noted that even though the newly constructed storey building may not be completed at the same time with the refurbishing aspects because of certain construction technicalities which must be adhered to, it would be delivered and handed over not later than one month after the handing over of the renovated buildings.
The Commissioner who was accompanied to the inspection by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Renewal, Dr (Mrs) Valerie Obot as well as other directors in the ministry, also made a stop at the Julius Berger Construction Company Main Yard at Ikot Ekwere Itam.
At the Julius Berger main yard, the commissioner who was welcomed by the Area Manager, Project Manager as well as the Commercial of the company commended them for being a worthy partner in the development of the state. Prince Uwah assured the managers of Julius Berger that since the Udom Emmanuel administration was only interested in qualitative development, it would continue to partner with them. The commissioner encouraged the company to maintain the cordial relationship they have with the government by ensuring that their standards in service delivery is not compromised.
Welcoming the commissioner and his team, the Area Manager of Julius Berger Construction Company, Mr Reinfensthul expressed gratitude to the commissioner for visiting the main yard of the company.
Mr Reinfensthul thanked the Ministry of Housing and Urban Renewal for their partnership and assured the ministry that the company’s doors were always open for future partnerships as they anticipate a big development future for Akwa Ibom.