Delta to review multi billion naira park contract
A SEVEN-man committee to review the execution of the multi-billion naira tourism park at Oleri, Udu Local Council, has been set up by the state government, the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Ernest Ogwezzy has said.
Ogwezzy who spoke in Asaba shortly after a state executive council meeting, lamented that the state government has completed all its obligations in respect of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop the multi-billion naira project whereas, the contractor was yet to execute commensurate job.
The contract for the park, the brainchild of Mr. Richard Mofe Damijo, the former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism which is being built by a South African firm, Scarner Nigeria Limited, was awarded five years ago.
Ogwezzy who spoke in presence of the Commissioner for Information, Patrick Ukah, Commissioner for Transport, Vincent Uduaghan and the
Job Creation Officer, Prof. Eric Eboh reiterated Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s commitment towards developing the tourism sector to be a high revenue earner in the face of dwindling revenue from oil resources.
He disclosed that plans were also on to revive the ailing cultural heritage of the state through cultural week and other activities.
Uduaghan said that efforts were on towards curbing the menace of trailers on the highways in the state have started paying off, stating that trailers that were parked illegally were been impounded.
The Transport Commissioner said that the state government was against the action of removing the plate numbers of vehicles parked wrongly in major streets.
He said: “It is illegal to remove plate numbers of vehicles as a means of punishment, it is also a wrong way of revenue generation because, the laws stipulated that only the state has the right over mechanical objects and I can tell you that no state government official is removing plate number of vehicles.”
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