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Delta State Communities Lament Abandoned Projects

A few towns in Delta State have expressed concern over the sheer quantity of abandoned projects in the area.

In the state’s Ndokwa West Local Government Area, Connected Development, a non-governmental organisation, has only started keeping track of abandoned projects.

The Niger Delta Development Commission gave the School of Maritime Technology Umusam-Ogbe the construction of a Multipurpose Hall. The Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission awarded the Isumpe community the construction of a Modern Civic Center and Museum.

Speaking at a town hall meeting organised by CODE in collaboration with OXFAM at their respected communities, the Delta State Support Officer, Mr Ugochukwu Alexander, said the meeting was to get the community buy-in and permission from the people in tracking the projects.

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He said, “We cannot just enter the communities and start tracking these projects. That’s why we came to you having identified these projects.
“CODE is to amplify the communities’ voices and help to track these abandoned projects with a view to drawing the government’s attention to them.”

He noted that the government had continued approving new projects on a daily basis but failed to complete the already approved projects, explaining that factors that might contribute to abandoned projects include inflation, youth restiveness among others.
In his remark, the Palace Secretary of Utegbe-Ogbe Kingdom, Chief Igbe Benjamin, who lamented the rate of abandoned projects in their communities, commended CODE for intervention with a view to expediting completion of these projects.

He assured CODE full support of the community in providing necessary information required to track the projects, saying that the gesture would bring the desired development.

Also, the spokesman for the Umusam community, Ogwezi Alex and CDC Chairman of Umusam Mr Onyemeh Basil, and Mr. Akpati Ephraim of Isumpe community frowned upon the abandoned projects in their respective communities.


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