FG Resumes Work on Mangu-Bokkos-Wamba Road

The Federal Government has resumed the construction of the Mangu-Bokkos-Wamba road which was abandoned for the past eight years.

Member Representing Mangu/Bokkos Federal Constituency of Plateau State in the House of Representatives Abuja Hon. Solomon Maren disclosed this in Mangu Wednesday while launching his 2020 constituency empowerment program.

He said the delayed on the abandoned road construction for the past eight years was due to litigations which had stalled the progress of work on the Panyam-Bokkos-Wamba road, but is now resolved.

“I want to inform you that the litigations which had stalled the progress of work for the Panyam-Bokkos and Wamba road has since been resolved, what is left now is for the Federal Government to re-award the contract to a more competent company, myself and the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives are working tirelessly to ensure this is done.

“However, currently work is ongoing at the Phase 3 which is Wamba-Wanze, I am optimistic that in due time work will resume.”

Hon. Maren said the resumption on the road construction was achieved through his synergy with his APC Colleague and Deputy Speaker of the House of Reps Rt. Hon. Idris Wase and the Honourable Minister of Women’s Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen.

The project contract which was initially awarded on April 19, 2007, to STATECO Nigeria Ltd, at the cost ofN5,338,200,930.90, with a 24-month tenure.

The road construction was however revoked in 2012 for attaining less than 20% completion and this was after over 66 months, with two extensions granted over the contract period.

The construction firm handling the project immediately instituted a suit against the Federal Government thus preventing its re-awarding.

Source: New Telegraph

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