The Mararaba Donga Road has been flagged off, the ceremony which took place at Mararaba Town brought together top federal and state government functionaries. The road which is a single carriage road is at a stipulated contracts sum of 6.30Billion Naira and is expected to be completed in the space of three years.
Excellency Governor Darius Ishaku ably represented by his Deputy Engr Haruna Manu in his remarks said the Rescue administration in Taraba State has since inception taken to heart the plight of Tarabans. Manu said the road been flagg off today is of economic importance to the immediate community and the state atlarge. Manu despairs the earlie rumours been paddled by some mischief makers alleging that the state government is not in support of the project, he said this is not true and those doing this are enemies of the state who doesn’t have Taraba at heart
He said the Taraba State has embarked on the construction of other multimillion naira road which include Jalingo kona road, Wukari tsukundi Road and the recently flagged off mararaba Baisa Road. Haruna said all the federal roads sighted in Tarabsma are fir the good of Tarabans and that’s why the state government never at anytime waited for the federal government to give a goal head before constructing any.
He however appealed to FERMA to look into some state and inter state roads such as Jalingo Numan Yola road which has become a death trap.
Manu lastly pleaded with the National Assembly members to do all they can on mounting pressure on the federal government in other to complete the mararaba Donga road on a very good time. He however disclosed that the state government doors are always open to any workable suggestion that will bring developments to Taraba State.
The FERMA Representative Called on the community to give the contractors all the necessary suport needed in order to complete the road on a very good time. He disclosed that all the menial jobs during the execution of the project will be done by the indegins of state. He promised on behalf of the contractors to deliver a qualitative job saying the project is so dear to Mr President and will be completed in less than 3 years.
Senator Emmanuel Bwacha speaking shortly before the flagg off said, even though the road is in PDP state, the project is coming from the APC government through Mr President and promised to personally write to appreciate the president
He assured that a steady follow up will be done on the project and he will make sure that the job is carried out to the latter . He however sounded a note of warning that anyone who is caught collecting any form of gratification from the contractors will not be spared. He said they are not into competitions with anyone and are only in the business of serving Tarabans and will always do everything possible to reach areas where the state government may not reach either as a result of oversight.
By: Nelson C. Len