The governor of Imo State, Sen. Hope Uzodinma has mandated the Attorney general of Imo state Chief Sir C.O.C Akaolisa to press on banks that guaranteed mobilization fee to the contractor handling the Nekede/Ihiagwa road, which he described as eyesore with the rains to refund the mobilization fee immediately.
He assured that immediately after the rains he will re-award the contract for the construction of the road to a firm he deems competent.
Akelicious reports that the contract for the Nekede/Ihiagwa road is not an initiative of the Hope Uzodinma administration.
The governor stated that its very unfortunate that the contractor has failed the people after collecting mobilization fee of N1.4 Billion Naira, hence he has directed the mobilization fee be refunded to enable him re-award the contract to a company he deems more competent and responsible.
Briefing news men, the governor also said the state government is working hard to realize the passage of 2021 Annual budget before the end of the year so as to benefit from the gains that accrues to states that meets the deadline for timely passage of budget from Federal government and international donors.
Akelicious Reports that the Imo government has also on Wednesday banned mining and dredging by any individual, or group of Companies in Imo state without first submitting an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) certificate to the Ministry of Environment for approval.
The Imo state government also banned of all manners of levies in primary and secondary schools in the state.
The EXCO warned that any (Principal or Head Master) discovered to indulge in collection of illegal fees will be summarily dealt with.
The government also approved the set up of a special committee headed by the commissioner for Special Duties, Barr. Francis Dibiagu , to collect every relevant data on private secondary and primary schools in Imo state for purpose of having a reliable information which government can plan on.