Written by Austine ELEMUE

FCTA to commence construction of Kuje prison road

The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, has concluded plans to award the abandoned Kuje prison road for construction.  

Coordinator of FCTA, Satellite Towns Development Department, STDD, Yamawo Tanko, who disclosed this during his official visit to Kuje Area Council on projects tour, said once the 2017 budget is passed the contractor will be mobilized to site.  

He also assured the council of adequate plans to assist in evacuating filth from Kuje.  

His words: “In Kuje I think it is only few roads now that needs to undergo repairs and construction. The Kuje Prison road has been awarded and the contractor will soon be onsite. We are just waiting for the 2017 budget. Once our budget is passed, we will mobile the contractor to move to site.  

“The senate access road, the contractor has been working on the site and once the budget is passed we are going to pay the contractor and the job will continue. I have been told of the challenges Kuje is facing about the waste. But you can see the bin here provided by the STDD, but the problem we have been having is we wanted partnering with the Kuje Area Council by providing the bin and our truck and the council will be fueling the trucks.  

“This agreement was initiated by the past administration and the administration was not able to meet up with the fueling of the trucks that will move the bin from here to the dumping site. The Head of Environment of the council has assured me that the present administration is ever ready to provide fuel for the truck to aid movement of the refuse to the dumping site. When we get back to the office we will put all arrangements in place on how our trucks will be removing this filth.”  

The STDD boss also visited the palace of the Gomo of Kuje, Alh. Haruna Jubril and the Chairman of Kuje Area Council, Hon. Abdullahi Galadima to intimate them of government projects in Kuje and how they are to be renovated or completed.  

Projects monitored by Tanko are Rehabilitation of 6.5km Kuje- Gwagwalada (phase 1) road, provision of Access road to Senate Staff Mass Housing, Up-grading of 5km senior staff quarter’s road network, Kuje among others.    

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