Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has flagged off reconstruction of the 16.2km Ihievbe-Ogbe road in Owan East Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
Obaseki who disclosed this during his visit to the area, said the project would be completed in 15 months while more projects will be executed in the area.
The 16.2km Ihievbe-Ogbe Road cuts across Ihievbe, Ogbe-Ihievbe, Warrake communities in Owan East LGA and Egeuno community in Etsako West local government.
“I promised to rehabilitate the road during my electioneering campaign in 2016 and I am here to fulfill that promise. We have finished the design of the Afuze-Erah Road and the reconstruction will commence soon. My goal is to connect all communities in Owan,” he said.
On his part, the Commissioner for Infrastructure, Osahon Amiolemen, explained that the reconstruction of Ihievbe-Ogbe Road was initially captured in 2018 but challenges of under-scoping and funding caused the delay.
“The road is 16.2km, and will be asphalted and have concrete drains. The road is being constructed to bring hope to the people of this locality.”
Speaking on behalf of the royal father and palace chiefs, the Ogie of Ivbiaro, Salufu Elabor, commended the governor for his developmental projects in the local government area.
The traditional ruler appealed to the governor to assists in constructing Uokha-Ohanmi-Arokho, Afuze-Erah, and Ivbiaro-Warrake roads to reduce the hardship faced by the people.