Few weeks after commencing the rehabilitation of Mabushi, Gosa and Dnako township roads, the Executive Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon. Christopher Zakka Maikalangu, Tuesday, performed the ground breaking ceremony to mark the commencement for the rehabilitation of Karmo Tsoho township road in the Council.
Speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony of the Karmo Tsoho road project, Maikalangu said the unabated streak in roads construction and rehabilitation succinctly tallies with the FCT development roadmap demonstrated by the Minister of the FCT, Barr. Nyesome Wike.
He said: “I recall my last similar outing was on Monday 27th November, 2023 where I laid the foundation for the construction of 1.85 Kilometre asphalt road project in Dnako community, near Sunnyvale estate, along Kabusa road.
“At the flag-off ceremony, I reiterated my commitment to dutifully make very positive impact in terms of providing social amenities across the twelve electoral wards of the Area Council.
“Today’s ceremony here in the historic and beautiful Karmo-Tsoho community is a further fulfilment of my avowed promises towards working round the clock in demonstrating my very best in been responsive to the basic aspirations of our people.
“Our uncommon and unabated streak in roads construction and rehabilitation succinctly tallies with the FCT development roadmap demonstrated by my mentor and leader the uncommon Minister of the FCT, His Excellency, Barr. Nyesome Wike.
“With Barrister Wike, we are only further inspired to implement the development agenda we promised to implement. We pride ourselves to be a responsible and responsive regime where we often try to respond to the cravings of citizens in respect to projects and serve delivery.”
He added: “In line with our vision, this project will enable residents enjoy the dividends of democracy and feel the impact of good governance which we have are committed to promote.
“The need for basic infrastructure such as this undersores our focus in making life more living and meaningful as our electorate to crave for social infrastructure which enhances trade and enables residents carry out their civic duties without stress.
“In the light of the preceding, we have focused more on roads construction and rehabilitation within one year of this administration. We have also embarked on rural electrification, water supply as well as enhancing educational development, among others.
“It may interest you to note that as part of the roads revolution we are celebrating today, we can boast to have provided over ten (10) asphalt legacy roads across the three zones of the 12 political wards of the Area Council ALL ready for commissioning.
“They include: the construction of roads within Kpegyi community; Damagaza Village; Wumba village, and Gwagwa (by Police Station).
“So far, the Dutsen-Garki; Jikoyi, Unguwan Sarki access roads (Orozo) as well as the Iddo-Sarki access road project have been FULLY COMPLETED. About six (6) others are on-going with this, as another addition.
“May I call on residents and property owners to cooperate with our engineers as they make inroads in readiness to having a modern road network in Karmo-Tsoho.
“Where public infrastructure is provided by government, I urge all AMAC Citizens to guard them jealousy; I charge you to guard against any sub-standard jobs by contractors in your communities and report same to us for appropriate action.
“I wish to also emphasise that in our desire to be of help to our generation, I reassure the people of our resolve to continue positively impact in the life a cross section of AMAC communities as many as possible.
“However, we cannot continue on same or, even greater pace if residents fail to pay their taxes and levies to government! To the general public, I implore you to co-operate with AMAC to serve you better; please, pay your taxes.”
Also speaking, the Head of Works and Housing, Arch. Andrew Gaza, said that the road will be asphalted, with drainages, saying the project will tantamount to economic development in the community.
He said: “This is another fulfillment of the promises made by the chairman during the campaign period. This community is in Phase 1 of 620 metres with drainages, meaning that the chairman can come back tomorrow for more projects.
“Maikalangu is a man of wisdom. He is championing reintegration, instead of resettlement. He is executing different projects to tell people to remain where they are. He is making things easier for people and upgrading communities.
“We have always pleaded with communities to support the chairman to do more. Apart from this road, we have the abattoir road project that is ongoing. By the time this road project is finished, this community will witness tremendous economic development.”
On his part, the Supervisory Councillor for Special Duties, Mr Emmanuel Inyang, said Maikalangu is littering the council with projects as he has executed one project or the other in the different wards of the council, especially roads.
While showing his appreciation, the Hakimi of Karmo Tsoho, Saraki Umar Danladi, implored the chairman to consider employment opportunities for his people, saying opportunities are always diverted to New Karmo, whereas they have many graduates that are unemployed.