Delta Town Hall Meeting: Okowa Commissions, Inspects Projects At Burutu

Okowa Commissions Road in Burutu
Delta State State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (middle); Deputy Governor of Delta State, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro (2nd left) Delta State PDP Chairman, Barr. Kingsley Esiso (2nd right); Commissioner for Urban, Hon. Asupa Forteta (right) and Chief Tunde Smooth, during the Commissioning of Burutu Township Roads in Burutu Local Government Area, Delta State.

Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa in an unprecedented move, on Thursday, June 21, 2018 commissioned projects executed by his administration in the riverine communities of Burutu local government area.

Some of the projects the Governor commissioned and inspected during the visit include, Burutu township roads, Obotobo-Sokebulou road, Burutu ultra-modern market, among others.

Burutu Township Roads in Burutu Local Government Area, Delta State.
Burutu Township Roads in Burutu Local Government Area, Delta State.

Okowa who was accompanied by his Deputy, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro and top government functionaries, at a town hall meeting with the people of Burutu local government area, stated that his administration was committed to executing developmental projects in the riverine communities of the state.

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“There is a lot of challenges associated in constructing roads in this area, the contractor handling the 18.9 kilometre Obotobo/Yokri road had to get a mobile asphalt plant and with the pace of work, we hope to come back very soon for commissioning,” the Governor said, adding, “I will like to be remembered for the commitment of my administration to developing riverine communities.”

He continued, “it is my hope to bring people at the federal level to commission projects at the riverine areas.”

Okowa Townhall Meeting in Burutu
Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (right), addressing participants durig his Town hall meeting with the people of Burutu Local Government Area, Burutu.

The Governor decried calls for the establishment of more institutions of higher learning in the state, disclosing that he was committed to ensuring full accreditation of courses offered by the existing institutions in the state for the benefits of the students and Deltans in general.

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While commending the high turn out of people for the town hall meeting despite the difficult terrain of the area, Governor Okowa commended the people for keeping the peace which has made it possible for development activities to take place.

Chairman of the local government council, Hon. Godknows Angele had in an address, said the people of the area will reciprocate Governor Okowa’s commitment to developing the area by re-electing him in  2019 to continue with his good works.

Others who spoke at the occasion thanked the Governor for attracting development to the area which was hitherto, avoided because of its difficult terrain.

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Okowa in Ogulagha kingdom
Delta State State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (2nd left); Deputy Governor of Delta State, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro (right); His Royal Majesty, King Joseph Timiyan, Torububuo I, the Ebenanaowei of Ogulagha Kingdom (2nd right) and Rt. Hon. Julius Pondi, during the Governor’s visit to Ogulagha, Delta State.

Earlier, the Governor and his entourage paid a courtesy visit on the traditional ruler of Ogulagha kingdom Carp. Joseph Timiyan. The traditional ruler thanked Governor Okowa for initiating several people oriented projects in Burutu.

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