By Ushang Ewa
Cross River Deputy Governor, Professor Ivara Esu Saturday formally launched the construction of a multipurpose hall in Betukwel community of Obudu.
The community is located less than 20 kilometers away from Obudu urban which is over 350 kilometers north of Calabar, the Cross River State capital.
The hall is being constructed by the Betukwel Development Association and will house a skills acquisition center, said Mr. Noel Ugbong, the Special Assistant to Governor Ben Ayade on Administration.
Mr. Esu was accompanied by the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Honorable John Lebo and several other government officials at the event which formed part of the activities to mark the 2017 Obudu new yam festival.
Mr. Esu while unveiling the architectural design of the hall commended the association for the idea and called for the people of Obudu to continuously support the current administration especially as their son is the governor.
He was later feted to traditional dishes as part of the festivities.
CrossRiverWatch Jonathan Ugbal contributed to this report