House of Reps Calls for Immediate Completion of Abandoned Ikot Akpa Road, Akwa Ibom State

Paschal Emeka, Abuja

The House of Representatives has called for the immediate completion of Ikot Akpa
Nkuk/Nvak Iba/Usung Atiat/lkot Akpa Idem/lkot Udo Mbang Road in Ukanafun Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

This followed a motion of urgent public importance raised by the lawmaker representing Oruk Anam/Ukanafun Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom State, Hon. Unyime Idem, on the ‘Need to Rehabilitate Ikot Akpa Nkuk/Nvak Iba/Usung Atiat/Ikot Akpa Idem/Ikot Udo Mbang Road in Ukanafun, Akwa Ibom State:

He noted that the Ikot Akpa Nkuk/Nyak Iba/Usung Atiat/lkot Akpa Idem/lkot Udo Mbang road in Ukanafun, Akwa Ibom State plays a paramount role in the economic development of the Ukanafun communities, its environs, and the neighboring states.

“Aware that the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing under its emergency intervention program commenced the rehabilitation of about 2.8 Km Ikot Akpa Nkuk/Nyak Iba/Using Atiat/lkot Akpa Idem/lkot Udo Mbang road but abandoned halfway in 2022.

“Concerned that the abandoned road has caused lots of hardship to inhabitants of the Villages and adjourning communities as the uncompleted road has either become a death trap to the motorist or impassable for the farmers to transport their produce to town.

“Worried that as a result of the road being abandoned, farmers in the adjourning communities have suffered wastages because of the inability to take their harvested goods to the market within time.

“Also, worried that the dilapidated condition of the road has not only aggravated the present sufferings of the people but the economic activities have also been put on hold as the movement of commuters, goods, and services has led to the loss of earnings and resources.

“Concerned that apart from the inaccessibility and neglect of the road, the people have been left to seek alternative means of evacuating farm produce from the hinterland to cities resulting in high cost of farm produce in the market.

The lawmaker acknowledged that the people of the area had appealed to the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing to intervene urgently to ameliorate their sufferings.

The House urged the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing to urgently complete the Ikot Akpa Nkuk/Nvak Iba/Usung Atiat/lkot Akpa Idem/lkot Udo Mbang Road in Ukanafun
local government Area, Akwa Ibom State and mandate the Committees on Works, and Legislative Compliance to ensure compliance

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