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Communities want gov’t projects strictly monitored

Construction work at Model Secondary School in Riyom.

Residents of communities in Plateau State where government is carrying out projects have called for strict monitoring to ensure that standard and delivery time are met.

The state government has embarked on the rehabilitation and construction of various projects across the 17 LGAs in its bid to uplift the standard of living of the citizens.

The projects include eight model primary schools, six modern hospitals and six model secondary schools.

Benue/Plateau Trust correspondent, who spoke with some of the residents, reports that they were happy that the government was carrying out projects that will touch their lives.

A resident of Bukuru in Jos South LGA, Yahaya Aminu, welcomed the development saying many of the government facilities, including schools and hospitals, have become decrepit.

He said in Bukuru, the dilapidated primary school was being reconstructed into a model primary school, adding that when completed, it would be the best public primary school in the area.

Aminu said the rehabilitation of the school was significant as it was the oldest in the area.

“We are eager to see the work completed and from what we are seeing the ongoing work looks thorough,’’ he said.

He said already, the project was having an economic impact on members of the community who sold food or worked at the project site.

Aminu said residents were ready to assist in any way to ensure the success of the projects.

Limret Musa, who resides in Mangu LGA, said the modern hospital being constructed at Diaka community would help in accessing their health needs which they had been deprived  of for years.

She said it would also reduce the cost of health care service in the area, especially in the COVID-19 period.

She urged government to ensure the work is completed on schedule.

A resident of Pushit community, John Togol, said the projects, spread across the various communities in the state, would make life more comfortable for the ordinary man.

Togol said if well maintained, the projects would outlive many administrations to come and even members of the communities.

Meanwhile, the contractor handling some of the projects has assured on completing them before December 2021.

He said most of the projects were at 70 per cent completion stage, adding that with funding by the government, his company would definitely finish as scheduled.

He commended the host communities for the working relationship and urged them to maintain the attitude so that the work can go on at a fast pace and completed as scheduled.