Government House Press|2 April 2017
The Cross River State Government, has assured Communities through which the 260 Kilometer Super High Way Road Project and Deep sea port, will traverses that the projects were not meant to bring misery and sorrow to the communities but economic development through employment opportunities and job creation.
Disclosing the government’s position as he embarks on a consultation visit to affected communities, Deputy Governor Professor Ivara Esu, assured the people that adequate compensation will be paid to those whose buildings, properties and crops will be tampered with in the cause of the road construction.
To this end, he revealed that the State Government has withdrawn the earlier decision of taking (10 km) on both side of the road and now decided to stick to the 70 meter allowance on the main road.
The Deputy Governor, who began his visit on Friday March 31st with Ekpene-Tete and Esighi in Akpabuyo, which is the point of take-off of the super highway and the Deep Seaport, and Bakassi Local Government Areas respectively, promised the people of tight and adequate security while assuring that normal life will return to Esighi soon.
He thanked the people for their understanding, patience and the support for the project.
The Project is expected to traverse the entire length of the State from Bakassi to Bekwarra Local Government Area
Earlier in his address at the consultation, the Clan Head of Esighi and representative of the Clan Head and Chiefs of Ekpene-Tete, Etinyin Enene Bassey Eyo and Chief Ekpe Asuquo Ema thanked the Governor Professor Ben Ayade for the recognition, Consultation and pledged support and loyalty to government programmes.
Also speaking at the occasion, the Youth and Women Leaders of the two Communities expressed appreciation to the State Governor for the visit and pledged their support to the project which they said would engender development and job opportunities for their youths during construction and completion of the projects in the area.
The visit was attended by the commissioner for Lands, Dr. John Inyang and Head of relevant agencies on the project.
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