Abia State Governor, Dr Alex Otti has formally flagged off the 3.5 kilometer – 6 lane Okpara Square -Ossah -Express Tower Road with a promise to extend the project during a second phase to the Onui-mo axis in Imo State.
Speaking while performing the exercise, Governor Otti promisejd that the road project will be executed with standard drainage system, street lights and others.
The Governor noted that the decision to expand the road to 6 lane Is to unlock the economic potentials of Umuahia the state capital as well as open up the city to greater economic opportunities.
He announced that the administration has commenced payment of compensation to owners of the 130 structures marked for demolition as all the money required to pay compensation has been provided and asked those yet to receive theirs to exercise patience, as the delay could be from their financial institutions.
Dr. Otti further stated that the same road project would be done on the Imo River – Umuikaa-Obikabia-Umuene – Ukaegbu road to Aba down to Ikot Ekpene road as alternative into Akwa Ibom State to decongest traffic In Aba, the commercial nerve centre of the state.
Also speaking, the Commissioner for works Engr. Don Otumchere Oti, revealed that the six lane road will come with drainage, side walk, stone base and will stand the taste of time.