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Delta State House of Assembly Committee on Works


N49 Billion Budget: DTHA House Committee on Works Assess Ministry of Works Proposal

The House Committee on Works of the Delta State House of Assembly on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the ongoing 2018 Budget Defence, grilled the Commissioner for Works and the Chairman of the Direct Labour Agency (DLA) whose Ministry has proposed a Budget of N49 Billion for the 2018 fiscal year.

Welcoming the Commissioner and Staff of the Ministry of Works to the Delta State House of Assembly, the Committee Chairman, Hon. Evance Ivwurie, honourable member representing Ethiope East State Constituency said that the proposed budget for the Ministry of Works in the year 2018, is being appropriated by the State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa to sustain the current momentum of the State Government infrastructural developmental especially for the construction of network of rural and urban roads across the State and to also consolidate on the ongoing rehabilitation repairs and rehabilitation of some deplorable roads in the State.

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Ivwurie emphasized the State Governor’s commitment to giving the quality, standard and effective service delivery especially for road infrastructure, the Ministry of Works needs to be well funded and it is indeed well funded by the State Government to deliver exceptional standard quality roads and bridges.

“There is no gain saying that administration of Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa is pro-people and pro-development government. The Government is development driven with a focus on quality service delivery and substantial release of the dividends of democracy to all Deltans,” Hon. Ivwurie assured.

He further stressed that good road network is an integral part of good governance and key to economic growth while promising that the Committee will partner with the Ministry of Works to move Delta State to an enviable heights.

Delta State Works Commissioner With DTHA House Committee Chairman on Works

Delta State Commissioner for Works, James Augoye with Chairman of DTHA House Committee on Works, Hon. Evance Ivwurie at 2018 Budget Defence

While commending the Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye for his intelligence, calm spirit, proactive and positive approach to works, the Chairman urged the Ministry of Works and State House Committee on Works to synergize together in moving the State forward.

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The Honourable Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye clinically analyzed and defended the proposed budget as did the Director, Delta Central, of the Direct Labour Agency, Engr Blessing Enamuotor Ph.D who represented the Director General of the Direct Labour Agency (DLA), Rt. Hon. Frank Enekorogha.

Meanwhile, the Committee directed the Contractor handling the Asaba Airport project and the honourable Commissioner to appear at the Asaba Airport project site on Wednesday, November 15th 2017 at 2.00pm prompt for an inspection/evaluation of work done so far vis-a-vis funds released to the Contractor.

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The Committee also forwarded same directive to the Contractor handling the Okpanam road construction/drainage and Works Commissioner to be present at the project site on Thursday, November 16th 2017 at 2.00pm prompt for an inspection/evaluation of work done so far vis-a-vis fund released to the Contractor.

The budget defence which was well attended, had in attendance the Committee Chairman, Hon. Chief Evance Ochuko Ivwurie and the Vice Chairman Hon. Engr. Oboro Preyor. Other members in attendance includes: Hon. Barr. Daniel Mayuku, Hon. Olorogun Dennis Omovie, Hon. Anthony Elekeokwuri, Hon. Engr. Emeka Nwobi and Hon. Kennedy Daubry.

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