By Muhammad Tanimu, Abuja
As part of efforts to ensure the development of the Wassa District of the FCT, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has made an extensive tour of projects being carried out in the district including the Apo-Karshi road.
The Minister who was accompanied by senior members of staff of the relevant departments and agencies of the FCTA, received briefs from the project contractors as well as the site engineers and other relevant personnel.
Speaking at the end of the tour, the Acting Coordinator of the Satellite Towns Development Department (STDD), Engr Felix Nwankwo, said that a greater proportion of the work has been completed and with the release of funds by the FCTA, completion of the entire project is imminent.
According to him, the Apo Karshi road is being constructed in two sections by two contractors.
The first section which is 13.5 KM in length, 8.5 KM has been asphalted starting from the Wassa community, leading up to a section bounded by a hill.
“The active area we are dealing with now is 1 kilometer, which is the hill portion. We are reducing the hill and then filling the two locations of the valley to raise it up to the required profile. That’s what the contractor is currently doing. It’s a massive work because it requires a lot of earthworks”.
He also revealed that the second section of the road, which is 1.8 kilometers in length is being constructed as part of the Karshi Waterworks Project, which is equally on-going.
Malam Bello however, charged the contractors and FCTA officials to ensure that good quality work, for which the FCT is known, is delivered.
The Minister also met some members of the local population whom he assured of the Administration’s commitment to ensuring their welfare and wellbeing.