– Atim Uko
Ring Road 3, is to be completed by May 2021, for inauguration.
The Managing Director, Hensek Integrated Services, Engr Uwem Okoko, dropped the hint during an interview on Update Akwa Ibom, the flagship programme of the Ministry of Information and Strategy, aired on Comfort FM.
Engr Uwem Okoko said that the 10 lane road is a State of Art design, with pedestrian walkways and an ultra modern underground drainage system.
The road named Idongesit Nkanga Avenue, in memorial of the first indigenous Military Administrator of Akwa Ibom State, is one of the 5 star projects done in fulfillment of the Completion Agenda of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s administration.
The CEO Hensek said he was delighted to have been given the opportunity to prove his mettle on the road project, which he opined will be a tourist attraction when completed.
He revealed that the 9.5km road, which is fully asphalted, with side drains and link roads, spans all the way from from Aka road to Oron road and Nwaniba, and would achieve the dual aim of deflooding areas prone to flood as well as decongest traffic in and around Uyo metropolis.
Engr Okoko applauded the State Governor for the confidence reposed in his firm to compete favourably with Multinational road construction companies.
This he said is an encouragement to indigenous contractors to partner the administration in its development drive thereby reducing capital flight.
The CEO Hensek, announced plans to demolish buildings on the right of way, as the property owners have been duly compensated.
However, he said that the roundabout at Oron road would not be completed on the scheduled date as the compensated property owners would need time to move out before demolition ensues.
Residents in their reactions, applauded Governor Udom Emmanuel for bringing development closer to the people due to the new road network.
Others also appreciated the Governor’s gesture in giving opportunities to indigenous Firms to prove their mettle in road construction thereby bringing employment opportunities to the Citizens of the state.