12 February 2021 by Josiah Buzun
The Plateau State Government says efforts will be made towards completing all projects before the end of the present Administration.
The State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dan Manjang stated this after the Inspection of legacy projects and other projects from the Southern Senatorial Zone of the State.
He said the State Government had made adequate arrangements towards funding the projects for the next administration if it failed to complete them.
Manjang noted that there are twenty two legacy projects spread across the 17 Local Government Areas of the State, which were rescoped from 59 to 29 billion naira with the money been sourced from the capital Market.
Also speaking, the State Commissioner for Housing, Mr Bitrus Zulfa explained that the Projects were executed based on specifications as the Ministry had stationed Staff in each Local Government Area to monitor the Projects.
The State Commissioner for Health, Mr Ninkom Ndam Lar said enough manpower had been mobilised for Hospitals upon completion, with funds available for purchase of equipment.
The Director of Research, Proffessor John Wade noted that the administration believes in continuation, hence the completion of Inherited Projects.
Professor Wade noted that the legacy projects were sited based on Justice and equity, infrastructural deficit and developmental Spread
Some of the projects inspected were the 59.7 kilometer Dokan- Ba’ab-kurgwi Road at a cost of 41 billion naira, various projects at the College of Arts, Science and Technology Kurgwi, the Shendam-Kabung bridge at 1.3billion naira, Ajikamai road Network as well as the Ajikamai model School.
Others are the Yelwa water treatment plant, General Hospital Langtang, the Federal Road Safety Corp Training School Shendam, Government Secondary School Shendam as well as the Plateau State Univy Teaching Hospital among others, all in various stages of completion with some of them abandoned for over twenty years.