Abia communities lament deplorable condition of federal road in the area



By Eric Ugbor – Aba

Residents and commuters have continued to see hell in the abandoned 50- kilometer Obehie- Akwete- Azumini- Ukanafun federal highway which is now deplorable and a deathtrap for all plying the road.

The contract for the dualisation of the 50-kilometre Obehie-Akwete-Azumini-Ukanafun highway linking Abia and Akwa Ibom States with a diversionary link to Rivers State, which is worth N34 billion, was awarded, by the Ministry of Niger-Delta Affairs, to Chinese Civil Engineering Construction Company, (CCECC) Nig. Limited in 2010.

The highway is of two sections.  Section one, from Obehie Junction in Abia, starting from the Aba-Port Harcourt highway to Akwete, covers 20 kilometres, while the section covering Azumini to Ukanafun in Akwa-Ibom State is 30 kilometres.
Obehie-Akwete, covering 20 kilometres was awarded at the cost of N12, 257,556,596, in March 2010. The second section which is the 30 kilometres covering Azumini to Ukanafun was awarded in November 2010…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper