Boki LG constructs 26km road
The Boki Local Government Council of Cross River has embarked on the construction of a 26 kilometer earth road linking Boki East and Boki West.
Mr Abubakar Ewa, the Chairman of the council, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Boki on Sunday.
He said that the council commenced the construction of the road to make the area more accessible and alleviate the suffering of the people.
“We are constructing the earth road so that people from Boki East will no longer traverse six local government areas before getting to the local government headquarters in Boki West,” he said.
According to him, the road which would cost N41.9 million is being built through direct labour.
He said that the communities through which the road passed had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the council that no compensation would be paid to them due to lack of funds.
Ewa said that the council now generated N2 million monthly because of effective tax collection, monitoring and control mechanism.
The chairman said that the council had the capacity to fund the project and would ensure its completion.
He appealed to the State Government to take over the road and asphalt it as soon as it was completed.
“This will make the road to last longer and make it serve the people all year round,” he said