17 February 2021 By Ohikwo Muhammad
Kogi State Government has approved the sum of N450million contribution to the World Bank assisted, Rural Access Mobility Project, RAMP to carryout specific rural projects and approved construction of General hospitals in Gegu and Ajaokuta.
The approval was part of decisions reached at the State Executive Council meeting held in the Government House, Lokoja, the State capital.
Briefing Newsmen after the meeting, Kogi State Commissioner for Rural Development, Mr Daniel Ejigbo said the fund would go into financing key projects to be executed under the RAMP programme including construction of about 500kilometre feeder roads across the three Senatorial districts of the state.
According to him, this would create access to urban communities and aid transportation of agricultural produce to the market.
Also, the State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo said that approval was given for the construction of General hospitals at Gegu-Beki in Kogi Local Government Area and Ajaokuta.
He explained that the health institutions were in fulfilment of the present administration’s commitment in meeting the Healthcare needs of the people across the state.
He also said that as part of measures to ease traffic congestion due to the ongoing construction of the flyover at Ganaja junction he directed the Ministry of Works to open up alternative routes.
This, the Commissioner pointed out was in addition to the approval and award of contracts for the reconstruction of roads within Lokoja, the state capital with a view to giving the metropolis a face-lift .