Individuals of Mkpat Enin native authorities space of Akwa Ibom State have raised alarm over the deplorable state of roads throughout the communities and referred to as on the governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel to intervene.
Additionally they lamented the incessant highway accident across the Ikot-Akpaden junction in current instances which in line with them had claimed not fewer than 25 lives from January to August 2020.
A neighborhood Monarch Etubom Moses Ukpong who spoke on behalf of the folks stated roads throughout the communities have turn out to be impassable which had adversely affected the financial exercise of the council.
Talking on Wednesday when the management of the Civil Liberties Organisation on a superb governance tour led by the chairman Otuekong Franklyn Isong visited him, Etubom Ukpong pressured that the state of the roads had introduced untold hardship and struggling on his folks.
He questioned why a neighborhood which performs host to coconut refinery, Ibom energy plant, the State College, may very well be ridden with poor highway infrastructure and community as this has taken a adverse toll on the financial development of the neighborhood.
On the Ikot Akpaden Junction which results in the Eastwest highway, Ikot Abasi, Onna and Eket, the Monarch stated the junction is an accident-prone space as it’s vast and not using a roundabout and referred to as for the development of 1 to forestall the incidence of extra accidents.
He, nevertheless, referred to as on the indigenes of the neighborhood each on the state and the federal stage to affix arms and construct the neighborhood so as to go away a legacy.
He additionally thanked the fast previous commissioner for Surroundings, Mr. Ekong Sampson for donating pipe-borne water to the neighborhood and urged others to borrow a leaf from that sort gesture.
In keeping with him, ”We’ve a giant market right here that generates income to the native authorities but there is no such thing as a good highway anyplace in the neighborhood.
“Additionally, Ikot Akpaden junction has turn out to be a loss of life lure in the neighborhood. The junction is simply too vast and we’ve misplaced not simply our little children however different travellers from neighboring native governments and States by way of accidents.
“We name on His Excellency, Deacon Udom Emmanuel to look into the matter and assemble a roundabout for the folks of Mkpat Enin.
Additionally when contacted, the previous commissioner for Surroundings, Ekong Sampson stated Mkpatenin is definitely lower off when it comes to highway community including that related authorities have been contacted and hopefully one thing could be achieved quickly.
On the water mission, Sampson famous that it was a part of his contribution within the struggle towards Coronavirus and to advertise hygiene in the neighborhood promising that such transfer shall be sustained.