Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku, has promised to complete the construction of the newly awarded 35km Pamaga – Dakka road before the end of next year.
Consequently, he has charged communities along the road corridor to cooperate with the contractor handling the project to enable them deliver without any hitchers.
Governor Ishaku who spoke while receiving in audience members of the Chamba community who were the beneficiaries of the project told them that, he had wanted to construct that road during his first term in office, but couldn’t do so because of the difficult terrain of the area which was similar to those of the Niger-Delta.
According to him, part of the reason for the delay in the award of the project was the study of the terrain by the state government in the bid to determine the soil quality which aided in the design of the road.
The governor said the report of the findings was not ready until his second term started, after which an experienced contractor with wide knowledge of works in the Niger-Delta region was selected to handle the Job.
He however, observed that despite the delay in the processes leading to the award of the contract, the people of Dakka still voted for him massively in the 2019 gubernatorial election that ushered him into office for a second term. He revealed that the massive support he received from even without fulfilling the promise of building the road earlier, further spurred him to do the project, adding that everything being equal, the road would be ready before the end of 2022.
Ishaku also noted that on completion of the road, it would open up the area to the world where its vast agricultural potentials would be properly harvested as agro-business people would invade the area in search of produce and other agricultural commodities.
Earlier, leader of delegation and Gara Donga, His Royal Highness, Sanvala Shimbura, expressed the gratitude of the entire Chamba community in the state for the patronage they have always received from the state government.
Specifically, he said the administration of Governor Ishaku has rescued the Chamba nation in the areas of appointment and upgrading of their traditional institutions, which had never happened at any period in its history. Also in his remarks, the Gangwari Dakka, Alh. Yusuf Manga told the Governor that their joy knew no bound when they saw the contractors mobilizing on site to commence work on the road that had been a nightmare to the communities in the last 70 years since the colonialist contemplated awarding contract for its construction.