The Member representing Uvwie Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon Solomon Ighrakpata has charged the Board of the Warri, Uvwie and Environs Special Development Agency to quickly tackle the issue of dilapidated roads and epileptic power supply in the areas.
Hon Ighrakpata who spoke to newsmen immediately after Wednesday’s plenary of the state legislature, said many of the roads in Warri, Effurun and environs are in such bad shapes that require urgent attention.
The Lawmaker who described the creation of the Warri, Uvwie and Environs Special Development Agency as a welcomed development, said the initiative to establish the interventionist agency was commendable.
Hon Ighrakpata on behalf of the people of Uvwie, paid glowing tribute to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, stressing that he is building institutions that will out-live his government.
He said the mandate of the agency was all encompassing and charged the new Board to settle down quickly for the task ahead which he described as enormous.
Ighrakpata stated that road infrastructure in Warri and Uvwie require facelifts with reconstruction and rehabilitation of the roads, stressing that the agency cannot afford to fail the people.
He also pointed out the need to seek ways to address the epileptic power supply in the areas, maintaining that Warri and Effurun being the commercial nerve centers of the state, require all the basic facilities to grow.
The Lawmaker said the effects of flooding in Uvwie was not as wrecking on the people when compared to past years which is, as a result of the massive work carried out on the drains and water channels by the State Government.
While commending the commitment of the State’s Ministry of Environment in that regard, Hon Ighrakpata urged the people to shun the habits of blocking the water Channels.
He spoke on the traffic issue at Effurun-NPA expressway being caused by petroleum tanker drivers, saying that a lasting solution was being sought to address the challenge.
Hon Solomon Ighrakpata said major stakeholders, including the State government were concerned over the development and will not relent until the problem is solved.