Residents of Alegbo, Okoribi and Ugbolokposo communities in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State have commended the state governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, for the rehabilitation of key roads in their communities.
The residents expressed their appreciation to the state government for coming to their aid by fixing the once inaccessible roads which, for years caused agonising traffic gridlock, damaged vehicles and provided opportunities for armed robbers to rob hapless motorists.
A resident of Alegbo, Mrs. Veronica Oboroh, expressed happiness that Alegbo Road was chosen, pointing out that the bad state of the road had negatively affected small scale businesses in the area due to poor patronage, and expressed hope that economic activities in the area would improve as a result of the rehabilitation.
In his remarks, a septuagenarian from Ugbolokposo, Pa David Otomewo, while thanking government for extending the dividends of democracy to his community, advised the Direct Labour Agency, to “make road rehabilitation a regular activity to make roads last longer.”
Motorists, who commented expressed joy at the development, stating that it would help elongate the life span of their cars and reduce the cost of vehicle maintenance.
“The beauty of democracy is when the populace benefits and directly feels the impact of good governance such as the provision of social amenities and other infrastructure. The presence of this makes the people happy with any government in power,” he said