Kokodiagbene community in Gbaramatu kingdom of Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State has raised the alarm over the lopsided distribution of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) projects in the state by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
The community, which falls under Delta South Senatorial District, accused successive governments in the state of concentrating projects executed under the scheme, in Delta North Senatorial District.
The chairman of the community, Comrade Sheriff Mulade, said the project distribution was characterised by such imbalance that saw 28 of the projects sited in Delta North, 15 in Delta Central and only four projects in Delta South Senatorial District.
He said the recent commissioning of some projects to mark the one year anniversary of the current state government took the same pattern.
“It will shock the public to note that successive governments in the state neglected, deprived and marginalised core riverside communities in the distribution of MDGs projects in spite of its contributions to the development of the state.
“The fact that the deputy governor comes from Delta South is not an excuse to alienate the senatorial district from development projects as if having a deputy governor from the area is the same as developing the area.
“We demand fair distribution of development projects in Delta State to reflect the composition and give a sense of belonging to all Deltans,” he said.